A repeated musical
the term ostinato has been relatively unknown to the drummer,
the word often
used in orchestral circles but seldom used when describing popular music.
I surppose a modern
"pop"equivalent would be RIFF or GROOVE.
With its time
keeping roll it's easy to see that the drum set is the perfect ostinato instrument capable of holding down several ostinatos
at the same time.
Nearly all stylised
forms of music are based on some form of an ostinato.
A good (none
drumming) example would be the rock and roll piano BOOGIE WOOGIE style.
The left hand
playing a repetitive bass line whilst the right hand is free to play melody or solo over the top.The resulting sound is like
two people playing at the same time.
is now reaching new ears ,due to some of the greatest drummers of today pushing the rhythmical boundaries.
By setting up
an ostinato with one limb or more and then playing freely with the remaining limbs ,one drummer can sound like a small percussion
section or a machine.
I feel that this is the way forward for drummers and drumming,well
worth the time to learn.
I also would like
to thank all the great drummers for leading the way for all of us to follow . (even if slowly):).
Massive thanks to Grant Collins for all the support.And the inspiration for this site.
HIS CD,IT IS MEGA!!
i have the money now??) :)