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drums lesson #2

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   Now let's start with a big chapter of the drumset : independance. Independance is the ability to play simultaneaously different rhythm with each limbs.
   We've got four limbs : two arms and two legs. Let's start easy with only two limbs. The two arms allow us to play two sounds : the ride cymbal and the snare drum. the right hand plays beats/pulses on the ride cymbal, so we draw a four beats bar. Let's count loud all the beats : 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 .Each digit is a beat in the bar and show it'd place in this bar : 1 for the first beat, 2 for the second beat, 3 for the third beat, 4 for the fourth beat. the left hand will paly one or many beats on the snare drum.

   These exercises are written on a bunch of lines named a staff. This staff make easy the reading of the different parts af the drumset. Each note on the staff represents a sound from the drumset. The staff is made with five lines and so four in between lines. We count the lines down to up.
The cymbals are represented with crosses upon the staff. The snare drum is written in the third line and the bass drum below the first line. Instead of the other instruments we don't use a clef that give us the name of the notes (such as A, B, C, D, E, F, G). The differents sounds of the drumset have no height, so we can't give them a name, the notes on the staff just allow us to find wich part of the drumset should be use. So we use a special clef sort of a rectangle at the begining of the staff.
   The two dots at the beginning and at the end of the bars are repeat signs and indicates that the bar must be repeated many times.

   Exercises for the snare drum and the ride cymbal:

EXERCISE #1

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex01

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |----------------||

EXERCISE #2

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex02

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |o---------------||

EXERCISE #3

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex03

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |----o-----------||

EXERCISE #4

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex04

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |--------o-------||

EXERCISE #5

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex05

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |------------o---||

EXERCISE #6

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex06

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |o---o-----------||

EXERCISE #7

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex07

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |o-------o-------||

EXERCISE #8

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex08

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |o-----------o---||

EXERCISE #9

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex09

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |----o---o-------||

EXERCISE #10

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex10

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |----o-------o---||

EXERCISE #11

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex11

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |--------o---o---||

EXERCISE #12

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex12

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |----o---o---o---||

EXERCISE #13

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex13

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |o-------o---o---||

EXERCISE #14

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex14

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |o---o-------o---||

EXERCISE #15

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex15

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |o---o---o-------||

EXERCISE #16

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex16

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
SD |o---o---o---o---||

   Same kind of exercises played with the ride cymbal and the bass drum. The bass drum is played with your right foot (if you're right handed).

EXERCISE #17

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex17

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |----------------||

EXERCISE #18

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex18

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |o---------------||

EXERCISE #19

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex19

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |----o-----------||

EXERCISE #20

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex20

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |--------o-------||

EXERCISE #21

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex21

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |------------o---||

EXERCISE #22

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex22

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |o---o-----------||

EXERCISE #23

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex23

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |o-------o-------||

EXERCISE #24

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex24

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |o-----------o---||

EXERCISE #25

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex25

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |----o---o-------||

EXERCISE #26

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex26

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |----o-------o---||

EXERCISE #27

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex27

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |--------o---o---||

EXERCISE #28

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex28

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |----o---o---o---||

EXERCISE #29

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex29

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |o-------o---o---||

EXERCISE #30

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex30

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |o---o-------o---||

EXERCISE #31

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex31

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |o---o---o-------||

EXERCISE #32

Tempo : 80bpm ; count in = 1234



02-ex32

   |1---2---3---4---||
RC |x---x---x---x---||
BD |o---o---o---o---||

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