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GROOVE ESSENTIALS RIGHT 5 4 3 2 1 There are hundreds of grooves from around the world and even more yet to be invented! Here are some of the most common ones every drummer should know. 8th note rock patterns 4 4 y y y œ y y y y œ y œ y œ y y y y œ y y y y œ y œ y œ y 4 4 y y y œ y y y y œ y œ œ y œ œ y y y y œ y y y y œ y œ œ y œ œ y 4 4 y y y œ y y y y œ y œ y œ œ y œ y y y œ y y y y œ y œ y œ œ y œ 4 4 y + y y œ y y y y œ y o œ Œ œ œ Œ y + y y œ y y y y œ y o œ Œ œ œ Œ 4 4 y y y œ y y y o y œ + y . œ J œ . œ J œ y y y œ y y y o y œ + y . œ J œ . œ J œ ROCK Here are the 5 eighth note rock grooves that we included on the poster. Listen to your favorite pop/rock records to learn even more! Rock Grooves Try your right hand on the ride cymbal, move it to the hi-hat, or even the floor-tom! You don’t have to play fast to groove! Work with a metronome at different speeds to develop a great groove! Are you using the TOOL for the job? Playing rock grooves generally requires a medium to heavy stick with a short taper to produce the volume necessary to cut through a rock band. We suggest using a stick made of hickory because it has a fibrous grain and is denser and more rigid than maple. Good models to look for are Vic Firth’s American Classic® 5A, 5B or ROCK drumsticks! Using an open/closed hi-hat can change the feel of a groove dramatically. Experiment with using the tip or shoulder of the stick for different sounds! GROOVE ESSENTIALS presents Tommy Igoe’s
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9 CHECK THIS OUT! 10 8 7 6 16th note rock patterns These work well with faster rock tunes that need a busy hi-hat. Play the hi-hat with both hands. For different sounds, experiment with the amount of pressure that you place on the hi-hat pedal. Work to line your hands and your feet up EXACTLY together! Nothing spoils a groove faster than sloppy playing! Tommy Igoe’s Getting Started on Drums Featuring world-renowned drummer, solo artist, author and educator, Tommy Igoe, Getting Started on Drums is an entertaining and educational way for beginning drummers to learn to play the right way – right from the start! You can learn MORE by visiting http://www.tommyigoe.com The cymbal bell makes a nice change in sound - emphasizing the heavy counts one and three for this half-time groove. 4 4 y y y y œ y y y y y y y œ y y y RLRL œ Œ œ Œ y y y y œ y y y y y y y œ y y y œ Œ œ Œ 4 4 y y y y œ y y y y y y y œ y y y œ J œ J œ . J œ y y y y œ y y y y y y y œ y y y œ J œ J œ . J œ 4 4 y y y y œ y y y y y y o œ y + y œ . œ œ J œ œ Œ y y y y œ y y y y y y o œ y + y œ . œ œ J œ œ Œ Half-time rock patterns These are useful for creating rhythmic variety. Listen for a “half-time” feel in some of your favorite songs.
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