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Ostinato drumming
Independence day
What is an ostinato?
Where it began,where is it going?
How do I do that?
Player examples
Four way co-ordination
Independence day
How do we learn ?
Paradiddle ostinato "how to"guide
EASY START (ish ) gulp!
NEW Para grooving
V DRUM practice pad (V =cheap version )
Power Practice
Mind work outs
What am I working on?
The musician drummer?
Accent ostinato
Sound clusters
Over odd time
Poly page
Odd times ahead
Pedal swing?
Make mine a double?
For the art
Pedal Physics
Guest book
Link page

Count on yourself?

We all like to think we have good independence.
  But if you think about it, most of the time we are playing with co-dependence stacking beats on top of each other so they all line up .
making sure that hi hat or snare falls on the same beat and that lines up with  the kick drum etc
  The problem with this way of thinking is that there always has to be one part playing as the main subdivision and everything works around that and can sound like it to!.
  A better way to use co-dependence is to relate everything to a separate source,,,,, counting ! If you can count a straight 1,2,3,4, over your playing ,fills everything,
you will be playing with co-ordination,and have a much stronger sense of time,  
A lack of co-ordination shows just how co-dependent we really are.
The limbs work together in our evey day Just look at how we walk and run.
So to we must teach our self' a new way to function
and thats a lot of catching up to do !

so why are you sat here reading this?.........get to work !