morning practice


Warmup/Improvisation/Technique – thinking about good use, particularly in BD foot when playing multiple note, improvised beginning with a triple meter groove (rudimental style, then shuffle, then swing) that fell into slow and fast grooves incorporating 2/3 and 3/2 clave as well as partido alto patterns, then moved into an off-kilter groove with unpredictable groupings/accent patterns of two and three 8th notes – this began more uniform, with open HH notes on all BD attacks, then becoming more random, trying to calculate long term polyrhythms between limbs while maintaining a backbeat in 4/4… not totally successful on this last part, but interesting and fun to try. So, maybe more of that next time. šŸ˜‰



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