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Polymetric Time Table

I put this video on Instagram & FB and after only a few days it was viewed over 100k times and shared over 50 times. I figured that warranted showing everyone a pdf of the exercise. (You can get a copy of the pdf under the video.) I've written a lot about polymeters. Both of the DrumMantra books are based on polymetric relationships and many of the lessons on my site are based on them as well.  A brief explanation of the difference between polyrhythms and polymeters is this: A polyrhythm is two rhythms with different subdivisions that resolve in the same amount of time. (2 quarter notes, and 3 quarter nite triplets)A polymeter is two different groupings of notes with the...

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ITEMS FOR SALE:

Here are some items I am selling. Photos coming soon. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANYTHING, PLEASE CLICK EMAIL ME AT:RICHSTITZELMUSIC@GMAIL.COM Local pick up suggested (Chicago).  If you are not local, you pay to ship. HEADS:$5 each:5 x 12” Remo coated ambassador3 x 14” Remo coated ambassador - SOLD3 x 16” Evans blue hydraulic - SOLD3 x 15” Evans blue hydraulic - SOLD16” Evans reso glass6 x 16” Evans G2 coated $15 each:5 x 22” Evans EQ2 batter clear2 x 22” Evans ONYX reso2 x 20” Evans ONYX Reso CONGAS:LP M.Cohen conga & tumba $450LP Aspire quinto & conga $250 DRUM SETS:Britton Birdseye maple kit w/wood hoops20x16, 10,12,14 $1300 Pearl Rhythm Traveler kit $150 TIMBALES:10” & 12” LP Steel timbalitos...

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Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 1776, marks the date that the forefathers of this country declared their independence from England by creating and signing a document cleverly called, "The Declaration of Independence".   I'm not going to tell the history of how this country was built, but I will say that the humans who were forced to labor in North America were also forced to labor in many neighboring countries and islands in or near North and South America. Captive Africans forced into a life of labor and repression in the name of commerce and growth in the new lands was common and widely accepted as ok. Luckily, despite the dreadful conditions, the beautiful heritage, culture, spirit, passion, and drive of the African people could...

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A little Q&A on the DrumMantra3030 Course

QUESTION: Is this a beginner course or an advanced course? ANSWER: I would not recommend this course to anyone under 14 if they have less than a couple years of experience in a school band or private lessons (and are incredibly serious). There are exercises in the course that are accessible to many drummers and there are exercises that challenge some of the most advanced drummers I know.  This is a tricky question because I think everyone is capable of the material if they are ready to work hard. Remember - discipline, focus, patience, and dedication are what will get you through the super challenging sections.   QUESTION: If I sign up, do I have to start the course on July 1? ANSWER:...

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What is the DrumMantra3030?

30 lessons. 30 days. The DrumMantra3030 is a brand new educational drumming course that is designed to take your practice to an extremely deep level. Every day for thirty days straight, you are delivered a 30-minute long series of exercises to practice along with. All that is required of you is a commitment to practicing at least a half an hour a day. (And if you’re serious about your playing, 30 minutes should be a small fraction of your daily practice).   I did a survey with over 50 drummers and here are the statistics from a couple of the questions I asked: I found it quite interesting that the majority of drummers practice between 30 and 45 minutes per day, but even more interesting...

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