snow (not surface) drifts and flocking birds

Drumset

Warmup/technique – Morello-style stick control variations with triplets, 16ths, 5s, 6s, 7s, 32nd, flams, etc.; paradiddle variations in feet (8ths) with hands playing 16ths; grooving with left foot BD, attempting samba bass with accent on second note (alternating between R and L foot to compare sounds and technique issues)

Improvised in 2nd-line style and played along with Bob Marley.  😉

Rip Tide

Warmup/technique – chromatic exercises with hands moving in opposite directions

Pages 10-end – Worked on each hand separate (with ostinato in other hand) at 140bpm; hands together at 70bpm

Pages 6-9 – Worked on each hand separate (with ostinato in other hand) at 140bpm; hands together at 70-90bpm

Pages 1-5 – hands together ONLY at 110bpm

Surface Drifts

Had LOTS of snow to shovel today, so didn’t get to this as planned. I know it’s March and I’m supposed to be irritated about this blizzard, but I’m not. It’s beautiful, and the birds are flocking to our feeders, making the most beautiful sounds together. Yay snow!!

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