The blog has been a little light lately. I had a very busy week doing some interesting music (more on that in a future post) but i thought I'd show you some exercises I actually was forced to create because of some stuff at Jesse Cahill's blog. He shows what they call a two way gridded paradiddle. I started to look at it and the thing about it that totally messed me up was the fact that in a lot of the examples, the flam was the unaccented note of the bar and the accents were elsewhere. I realized I need to work on this even before I worked on Jesse's stuff so I made up a few exercises. Here they are:
Some of them are awkward, but they're meant to be. Anyway, this has opened up a whole world of working on unaccented flam stuff.
Who knew there would be so much to do with 2 pieces of wood and a drum?