in­de­pen­dence, part ii

A lit­tle phras­ing with this old friend

Rhythm - - INTERVIEW - pat gar­vey [email protected]­gar­

Here we’re hav­ing a look at some­thing called bro­ken dou­bles. Now, this isn’t a new con­cept – far from it – but it is if you haven’t come across it be­fore! So, what we’re look­ing at do­ing is tak­ing the ex­er­cise I’m pre­sent­ing in Ex­am­ple 1, and once that’s nailed firmly to the click de­vel­op­ing it into a more ex­cit­ing phrase by a) chang­ing the voic­ing and b) adding bass drums notes to what will be­come the right-hand cym­bal hits.

It’s im­por­tant to note here that Ex­am­ple 1 is re­ally where it’s at. If you haven’t prac­tised your dou­ble-stroke roll at dif­fer­ent sub­di­vi­sions be­fore then that will be your first port of call. Once that’s nailed, it’s a case of putting Ex­am­ple 1 to­gether and get­ting it go­ing around and around un­til it’s re­ally flow­ing. Then it’s onto the next step, as de­tailed in the no­ta­tion be­low.

The cool thing with this type of ma­te­rial is that once you’ve got it re­ally nailed as a con­cept, there are a lot of ways of ap­ply­ing it mu­si­cally to the drum kit, whether that’s as part of the groove, time, a fill, a longer chop/lick idea or as the ba­sis of a solo.

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