This is a lesson in one of the most important rhythms to learn on any instrument, if you want to play rhythmically based music. It is a common pattern in many different drum ensembles and is one of the first patterns children learn in West Africa. I teach it to you very slowly, then I show a way to help you hold it tighter, then we learn it faster so you can feel it at a moderate tempo. Learn to practice this every time a beat is established – by walking, car alarms, windshield wipers, any regular pulsation. This makes learning and embodying the rhythm fun. You will find this to be one of the most useful patterns to know for jamming.
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