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Filling in the Gaps

Technique by Ryan Carver // February 02 2010
Filling in the Gaps

Last month I gave you the core essential foundation of drum grooves. This month I wrote out some ways that I like to fill in the gaps. Once you are comfortable with those basic grooves you can start to embellish on them and come up with some new patterns. I will pick one of the grooves and keep building on it. The ways in which you can add to each groove are endless. Move the hands around, roll, open the hi-hat, be creative. Start simply at first then challenge yourself. Once again, don’t forget about the original starting groove. Have fun!




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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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