Introduction to Volume I
Chapter 1 ~ Musical
Chapter 2 ~ 4-Way
Chapter 3 ~ Selected
Chapter 4 ~ Abstract
Chapter 5 ~ Basic
Polyrhythms & Hemiola
Chapter 6 ~ Contemporary
Chapter 7 ~ Modern
Chapter 8 ~ Soloing
Introduction to Volume II
FREE AUDIO & VIDEO COMPANION ~ CHAPTER BY CHAPTER
Chapter 1 ~ Musical Phrasing
Once you can play the basic subdivisions of the Standard Timetable comfortably and consistently at a variety of tempos, musical phrasing is the logical next step. Musical styles are defined by how the subdivisions within their rhythms are phrased to give the proper feeling to the music.
Accent Studies address musical phrasing with broad stylistic applications to ensemble figures, soloing and grooving. Muted and open tone interpretation can also be applied to the accented phrasing, allowing for great variance of pitch and melodic color in application.
WATCH a FREE video demonstration interpreting Accent Studies around the drumset, as described above, from pg. 4 of the Selected Common Sequenced Groupings.
WATCH Cross Referencing Chapter Studies - a FREE video demonstration interpreting a single musical motive throughout the book, beginning with pg. 7, Ex. 16, of the Accent Studies.
Dynamic Control Studies offer great challenges to drummers because they tap into balancing the relationships of the ever-changing velocities of tempo and volume. They also offer possibilities for better-attuned harmonic sensibilities.
WATCH Balancing Dynamic Contol and Tempo - a FREE video demonstration and discussion of musical phrasing, illustrating Examples 1 and 2 of Crescendo & Diminuendo in Roundtable Form, as seen on pg. 13.
WATCH Exploring Tonality in Time - a FREE video demonstration focusing on ear and touch development in tempo, illustrating Examples 1 and 2 of Measured Dynamic Changes Relative to Common Chord Change Intervals, as seen on pg. 17.
DOWNLOAD the FREE Web Exclusive Interval Reference Supplement which uses popular melodies and riffs for improving your sense of pitch in relating measured dynamic changes to common chord change intervals.
Song Form Interpretations other than the recommended Roundtable Form variation can be applied to the timetables to enhance one's overall musical awareness and further hone timekeeping skill in the process.
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