Just an exercise of sorts to share. This exercise involves the african bell pattern known as “the standard pattern” or, via cuba, the bembé bell pattern using a bass drum, hi hat, snare drum with brushes, and a metronome set to 35. Hi hat always plays “2 & 4.”
For a more accurate familiarity with subdivisions practice the following exercises and their derivatives with a metronome set as dotted quarter, dotted half, etc…
I wrote this diddy with my grandfather in mind. The piece is for piano, bass, and drums but others will enjoy reading this one down…
Snap Shot for Reuel…
I wrote February Counterpoint in February of 2010 for Monthly Meeting here at musiccreative.org. The piece was a little too ambitious for the limited time we had that day so it did not get recorded. There was however some great music recorded that day worth checking out here with Tim Motzer, Brian Rogers, and Dan Scofield. This piece is some what challenging both because of syncopation, odd-meter moments, the collection of intervals, and repetitive nature of the piece. Below are charts and mp3’s. The open guitar improvisational section of the piece is omitted from the mp3’s thus the two parts. Feel free to use them for practice or to rehears with your ensemble. If you are a school or educational institution please contact me first before using.