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Groove Meditation 4.1, Exercises 1-12

The Groove Meditations are exercises designed to develop 4-way independence and muscle memory with patterns that start off fairly simple and grow in difficulty over the course of the series. There are several "levels" to approaching these exercises. Reading the exercises on the page, getting the coordination together Making it through the playalong completely without losing your place (for instance, this particular series is a 5-bar phrase repeated eight times) Committing the exercise to memory (this can prove quite challenging, especially for the exercises toward the end of the series) Being able to go from one to the next in the "Full Series" play-along"  *The Full Series play-along is a new feature that I will be introducing across the board with all...

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Rhythmic Perception: A Primer. Part 1-9

In this series, we take a look at a very common rhythmic relationship of 4:3 and discuss the 4 different perspectives it can be looked at. We will discuss ways to count the various "angles" in the rhythmic relationship and to look at the various ways the subdivisions can be viewed as polyrhythms or polymeters. I've set this first video as part 1 of a primer for getting into rhythmic perception. Please get comfortable with counting this rhythmic relationship now so you are ready for Part 2. These exercises can certainly become a meditation of sorts if you concentrate and sit with them long enough. focusing on the counting, and focusing on the "external" rhythm will certainly require much of...

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Groove Meditation 3, Part 1

The DrumMantra® Groove Meditation #3 series is an in-depth look at four-way groove oriented coordination exercises.  Groove Meditation #3 is a five-measure long phrase of 4/4 time. There are thirty different groove exercises that will cover a spectrum of coordination practices.  Below is the video of the first 8 exercises:   Below is the complete PDF:  [powr-file-embed id=a4b167d4_1489625446] Below are the complete audio playalongs:    

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Rhythmic Melodies IA, #1, accents 1-8

The Rhythmic Melodies Section of The Foundational Series Book can be deceptively challenging. This course will help you navigate the material in full detail. You will be guided through each exercise with audio & video. These exercises develop: coordination endurance concentration focus consistency fluidity phrasing equal attention to both hands YOU ONLY NEED BASS DRUM & SNARE DRUM FOR THESE EXERCISES! (Believe me, you will be deeply challenged with only two instruments, and eventually, you can branch out to voicing the exercises creatively around the entire kit.)   [powr-video-slider id=a4c94c0e_1491850062] [powr-music-player id=ff541551_1491853058] [powr-file-embed id=1db50452_1487133680]   

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