Aloha drummers! Here’s a Timing/Coordination Groove Exercise I like to do. The bass drum plays a “Bo Diddley pattern.” The left hand plays the 2 + 4 backbeat. The right hand moves through all the 16th note variations of a 4 note grouping on the Hi-Hat, e.g.: X… = Quarter Note (ONE e and a)Continue reading “Timing & Coordination Groove Exercise”
Let your right hand teach your left.
This is great exercise to deepen your pulse and improve timing on the drums. I start playing a beat at the downbeat, then move it to the “e” of the beat, then the “+” and the “a.” I’m basically moving through the 16th note grid, using each 16th note as a new starting point.