If you want to work on 16th notes accents Stick Control by G. L. Stone, as always, is a good way to develop this skill. As you know pages 5 to 7 of the book have no accents, the first part of this series of lessons refers to the single accent combinations. This is a … More Stick Control Workout – Single Accent Combinations
Here’s another exercise based on George Lawrence Stone teachings. The following hands workout is designed to build endurance, speed, and accuracy between your hands… a daily work routine useful to warm up before a gig or a studio session. In addition, put the accents on the downbeat or on the upbeat of every beat.
It’s been a few weeks since my last post (since I’ve been working on different music projects), I’m back and for the next month I have interesting stuff to share with you: transcriptions, exercises and a book that I’m working on… But now here’s a very common Ted Reed method useful to develop your independence, that consists … More Ted Reed’s Syncopation – Jazz Interpretation (hi-hat in quarter note triplets)
A couple of days ago I shared a short clip with some hand & foot combinations using the classic Stick Control. This application, inspired by Alan Dawson’s method, utilizes the first 12 exercises of the “72 Single Beat Combinations” (you could use the rest of the exercises, from p. 5 to p. 7) applied on the … More Stick Control Revisited: Drumset Application
In this short clip I play some hand & foot combinations using Stick Control, application inspired by Alan Dawson’s method. I’ll post a series of exercises about this combinations very soon, stay tuned!
In this third and last article about sixteenth-note quintuplets, I’ll show you how to apply the concepts and ideas of the previous lessons in a groove context. The first pattern consists to play the sixteenth-note quintuplets on the hi-hat (only with the right hand, without accents) playing the bass drum on the first and on the … More Quintuplets Lesson – Part three
In the previous lesson I shared some exercises to master quintuplets, here’s the article: https://francisdrummer.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/quintuplets/ In this second lesson, I show you a system to play and interpret the exercises of the Ted Reed’s Syncopation (pages 38 to 45) using quintuplets with an alternate sticking (RLRLR LRLRL). What we’ll do is to read the pages of … More Quintuplets Lesson – Part two
Ted Reed’s “Progressive Steps to Syncopation” (in particular the exercises in the middle of the book, pages 37 to 44) is a great resource to study different things on drums: stickings, linear phrasing, coordination and music styles (jazz, latin, rock, shuffle, funk). There are many interpretations and the possibilities are endless… playing Afro-Cuban 6/8 moving … More Reed Interpretation: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Counter Rhythms
Here’s the first part of a series of lessons on sixteenth-note quintuplets, a group of five notes in the space of a quarter note. Before you start, a good warm-up is to play the quintuplets with an alternate sticking (RLRLR – LRLRL) without accents, bass drum on quarter notes, and then play the first section of the … More Quintuplets Lesson – Part one
Murray Spivack was a Russian born American sound engineer. He was also a drum teacher whose students included Louie Bellson, Joe Morello, David Garibaldi, Phil Maturano, Josh Freese, Vinnie Colaiuta, Chuck Silverman, Chad Wackerman, Ed Shaughnessy and many more. Some years ago I was at the masterclass of the drummer Phil Maturano (he also studied … More Murray Spivack Technique