|March 24, 2023|
Lesson Two: The Single Paradiddle and the Five Stroke Roll
34 Additional Rudiments: More Advanced Rudiments
Upbeats and Downbeats: Playing with Three Limbs!
Deep Fried Drums
Deep Fried Drums
In our previous examples the cymbal part in eighth notes remains steady with the snare drum and the bass drum always being played together with the cymbal. It is now time to move to a new level! With these examples we will play the snare drum and bass drum between the cymbal beats for a new sound and independence of the left (or snare drum) hand and the right (or bass drum) foot. This is the beginning of Real Freedom on the drum set and is the root of FUNK or SOUL DRUMS.
You must draw on your knowledge of rhythm you acquired from "Wrists of Fury" (Yes, I am a Bruce Lee fan, also Jackie Chan). We will concentrate on example 5 and 6 from "Wrists". The first is 2 sixteenths and 1 eighth and the second is 1 eighth and 2 sixteenths. Play eighth notes on the closed hihat first counting 1+2+3+4+ as usual. With the 2 sixteenths and 1 eighth rhythm we place a snare drum note between the "1" and the "+".
Count this 1 e + VERY SLOWLY AT FIRST and REPEAT at least 10 times! Then play the complete measure at least 10 times. Suggested Tempo 40-60 bpm.
It would be a good idea to see and hear this played on "Wrists" because it is essential that it is done correctly. In fact, the SOONER you memorize 2 sixteenths and 1 eighth and 1 eighth and 2 sixteenths, the BETTER!
The 1 eighth
and 2 sixteenths rhythm is next. With 2 sixteenths and 1 eighth we play
the snare drum between "1" and "+". Now we play the
snare drum between "+" bad "2". A very simple but
Count 1 + a2 + 3 + 4 +
Repeat 10 times.
Then on the first two beats, count 1 + a2 + a3 + 4 +
Try it on all 4 beats, count 1 + a2 + a3 + a4 +a
As before, play all the "a" parts on the bass drum.
Add snare drum back beats and then a simple bass drum part.
We will put both new rhythms together for a "Classic Rock" feel called "boogaloo". Do the cymbal and snare drum parts alone at first then add bass drum.
Next, this is really funky! We will use 1 eight and 2 sixteenths in the bass drum on beat one.
Then add snare drum back beats and 1 eighth and 2 sixteenths on "1" and "3".
Now try 2 sixteenth and 1 eighth on every count.
I'll say again, learn these two important rhythms right away!!
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