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Back to Basics: Part II

Technique by Ryan Carver // March 02 2010
Back to Basics: Part II

The past couple of months we looked at some basic groove concepts. Now it’s time to strengthen our grasp on some basic fills. Each one is written with a four-measure groove loop that will help you to apply these ideas. For the best example of these fills I recommend listening to some Beatles' songs with Ringo on drums. When you are comfortable with these rhythms try to move them around the toms. Remember the point of this exercise is to practice and build on the foundation. Try not to get carried away. The point is to play simple musical ideas and enjoy it.




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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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