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The Neverending Exercise: Part I

Technique by Ryan Carver // February 02 2009
The Neverending Exercise: Part I

Here is an exercise I have been messing around with a lot. First you take any pattern. Here we will use a measure of 1/8 notes, 1/16 notes, and 1/8 note triplets. Once you have your rhythm, choose any accent pattern. In Part 1, I have chosen to accent just beats 1 2 3 & 4. Next you would choose your sticking pattern. Here in Part 1, I put in some common sticking patterns. In the blank spaces make up you own sticking pattern. Be creative and challenge yourself. Each combination can challenge you in a different way. In Part 2, I will show you some of the accent and sticking patterns I came up with.




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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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