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A Different Way to Flow: Part I

Technique by Ryan Carver // November 02 2009
A Different Way to Flow: Part I

This is a fun concept I have been working on lately. I picked it up from watching NYC drummers like Keith Carlock and Zach Danziger play. They were able to keep time with the ride and hi-hat together and then comp between the bass and snare drum. This is a jazzy concept but in a rock, funk type setting. Once you develop the coordination and feel, you can create a lot of interesting variations and a train-like time flow. Try to make up your own variations by playing some rudiments between the snare and bass, or adding to the ride pattern. But make sure what you play always has a smooth time flow.




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Ryan Carver

Ryan Carver is a world-renowned educator with a private practice based out of Ocean County New Jersey, USA. Ryan is the owner of Carver Drums, providing drum repair and custom drums. Ryan can be seen performing with the Shores top bands 4-5 nights a week! Ryan proudly endorses Beatnick Rhythm Analyzer from Onboard research and Carver Drums custom snare drums. Ryan is a member of Vic Firth Education Team, The Hudson T.I.P. program and The Percussive Arts Society. Visit Ryan online at www.carverdrums.com.

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