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Drummers, Lessons, Rock 'N' Jazz Clinic

Rock & Jazz Clinic: Funky Threes


Funky Threes

Breaking the Mold With Broken Stickings

by Jeff Salem

In this article, we’re going to look at a very simple three-note sticking pattern (LLR) and apply it on the drumkit in a way that you may not have thought of before—with the double strokes voiced between the hi-hat and snare. It’ll take a bit of time to get the orchestration under control, but it will be worth the effort. I’ve found that, when used judiciously, this concept can be a great way to add a little spicy sauce to your grooves.

Here’s a video demostrating a few of the examples included in the article.

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Be sure to check out the complete article in the August 2012 issue of Modern Drummer for additional exercises and insight.


Posted in Drummers, Lessons, Rock 'N' Jazz Clinic Tagged Jeff, Video, clinic, education, funky, jazz, lesson, rock, salem, threes


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