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Indepedence day

Exercise “Indepedence day” (4/4)can be played with different ways, some of them are: • play hand to hand and if you have two bass drums play foot to foot •play right hand with left foot• play left hand with right foot play this exercise from 50 bpm to 180 bpm. Stay focused and increase speed gradually. This exercise is very good for a) warming muscles , b) build independence between hands and feet. You can play on snare drum or move your hands around the set.

Swim in the groove

Exercise “swim in the groove” This exercise (4/4) helps you to develop nice groove and very good reading. How to study it : 1. Play it on your bassdrum and on right hand keep playing 8th notes, on left hand keep laying on 2nd and 4th bar on snaredrum. 2. Play the exercise on (right hand) hi-hat, with the other hand play on 2nd and 4th bar on snare drum and play 4th notes on bassdrum.

Exercise Triplecy I

This exercise (shuffle 4/4) helps you to develop : nice phrasing and very good reading. Indepedence How to study it : 1.”Fill” the pauses with doubles and make the theme as strokes on snare drum or around your set Play triplets on hi-hat, play on 2nd and 4th bar on snare drum and play this exercise on bassdrum

Triplecy II

This exercise (shuffle 4/4) helps you to develop : nice phrasing and very good reading.Indepedence How to study it : 1.”Fill” the pauses with doubles and make the theme as strokes on snare drum or around your set 2. Play triplets on hi-hat, play on 2nd and 4th bar on snare drum and play this exercise on bassdrum

Introduction to special groove Samba Brazillero

Dear drummer welcome to special groove Samba Brazillero introduction lesson Please read carefully the drumset notation bellow Try to get familiar with samba beat by doing the exercise A. at 60 beats per minute and gradually increase the speed. Warm up by playing as slow as you can 16th notes RLRL for 1 minute The exercises A, B & C are demontrated in the video bellow. If you like you can check first the video on the bottom and then try the exercises. Do what ever make you feel comfortable. Exercise A. Instructions : • Play it as slow as you can for 3 minutes, then gradually go to 80 beats per minute and keep it steady there for 5 minutes. On snare drum play hand to hand RLRL, • Try not to accent any notes and keep your drumsticks at the center of the snare drum Exrcise B: Instructions…

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