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
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Chapter 2 ~ 4-Way Coordination
To develop coordination on the multiple percussion set-up that is the drumset, we must think of it in the collective sense, like our body, as one instrument. Coordination is a tool for developing the freedom to spontaneously play what you hear in your head, staying focused on musical expression and not physical mechanics, when performing.
Harmonic Coordination Studies focus on building a strong foundation of coordination in any combination of one, two, three or four limbs.
Melodic Coordination Studies focus on linear phrasing with only one hand or foot played at a time.
DOWNLOAD the FREE Web Exclusive Coordination Options Supplement which lists the harmonic coordination options available for interpreting any two-voice "sticking" combination found throughout chapters 1-5.
Counterpoint Ostinato Options for Feet & Hands can be applied to any timetable, in any time signature, presented in the book. Ostinatos are consistently repeating motives, usually in the same voice or voices, typically executed on the drumset with one or more limbs to provide a rhythmic counterpoint for the remaining limbs to improvise over.
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