odd groupings Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine

odd groupings

Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.

Polyrhythmic Rudiment Applications

Using Standard Stickings to Tackle Odd Groupings

by Aaron Edgar
Oct 30, 2018

Sticking Patterns for Odd Groupings

Getting Comfortable with Fives and Sevens

by Aaron Edgar
Sep 28, 2018

Five-Note Bop Groupings

Developing Independence with Odd Phrases

by Joe Bergamini
May 30, 2018

Introduction to Polyrhythms

How to Play Odd Groupings, Part 1

by Aaron Edgar
Apr 25, 2018

Seven-Over-Three Polyrhythms

Exploring the Space Between an Odd Grouping

by Aaron Edgar
Jan 31, 2018

Odd Groupings Over Samba with Mike Johnston

What do you do when you have two things in the refrigerator or pantry that taste awesome by themselves? You put them together! You start simple, combining things like peanut butter and jelly, eggs and bacon, milk and cereal. Then…

Mike Johnston
Feb 23, 2017

ROCK ’N’ JAZZ CLINIC - Hidden Rhythms

Last month we explored the endless rhythmic and textural ideas hiding inside a measure of 16th notes, including clave and cascara patterns, partido alto phrases, and more. TO READ THE FULL STORY: LOG IN Digital Access $4.99 /month or $49.99…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017

Jazz Drummer's Workshop - Five-Note Patterns

We discussed Tony Williams’ use of five-note ride patterns in the February 2015 issue of Modern Drummer. In this lesson we’ll analyze approaches that Max Roach and Bill Stewart have used to utilize five-note groupings around the drumset, and we’ll…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2017

Threes and Fives - Fills With Odd Groupings

I’ve always found it fun and interesting to explore the possibilities available when using common subdivisions such as 8ths, 16ths, or 8th-note triplets. For example, we can play a double-stroke roll or paradiddle sticking within 8th-note triplets to create a…

Jayson Brinkworth
Feb 23, 2017