.........LATIN-FUNK DOES THE FUNKY LATIN.........
Greetings Fellow Bashers, Rock-Poppers, Bluesmen, Swingsters, Jazzers and
Lovers of Rhythm. The following are 2-1 bar examples (or 1 2-bar example if
ya prefer) that have kind of a neat groove to them when played at the
appropriate tempos with feel and taste. They are kinda funky, but with the
addition of the rim click as a sound source, they sound kinda latin as well.
I suggest starting at 60-80 bpm and maxing out at about 114 bpm. Any faster
and the groove starts to get lost a little. These exercises offer us a fun
and challenging gateway to 4-way independence and some intersting odd time
stuff (next articles!).
In my next articles I will expand on these ideas by delving into odd-time
expansions of these grooves and also offer different ride patterns and
H.H.(foot) patterns...such as say maybe, the clave..?? And maybe someday
SeattleDrummer and myself will get some sound files to go along with these
exercises...stay tuned...In the meantime, I hope that you enjoy these
exercises and keep practicing and Rockin on...
Yours in Rhythm.......DUFFDRUM.