This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the September 2015 issue,
which is available here.

Rock Perspectives

Progressive Drumming Essentials

Part 3: Polyrhythmic Patterns

by Aaron Edgar

Last month we learned some of the theory behind polyrhythms, along with how to play these patterns in their most basic form. The next step is to learn how to use polyrhythms in grooves. Doing so will further ingrain them into your vocabulary while developing your pocket and internal pulse at the same time.

Check out the video below for explanations and demos of several of the exercises included in the article. For additional insight and transcriptions, grab a copy of the September 2015 issue, which is available here.

September 2015 issue with Gil Sharone