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Drums Lesson #49

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variations on clocks from coldplay

In this lesson some drums work around the drum pattern from Clocks.



The drum pattern is the same throughout the song.



clocks base

   |1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&-||
HH |x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-||
SD |o-----o-----o---||
BD |--o-o---o-o---o-||

The snare drum plays the rhythmic pattern named "tresillo", it's three strokes in a bar of four beats based on eighth note grouping like this : 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 ; now you've got the root of the rhythm.



clocks racine

   |1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-||
HH |x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-||
SD |o-----o-----o---||
BD |----------------||

And now the variations around the root pattern (tresillo).

VARIATION #1



clocks variation 01

   |1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&-||
HH |x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-||
SD |----------------||
BD |o-----o-----o---||

VARIATION #2



clocks variation 02

   |1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&-||
HH |x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-||
SD |------------o---||
BD |o-----o---------||

VARIATION #3



clocks variation 03

   |1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&-||
HH |x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-||
SD |------o-----o---||
BD |o---------------||

VARIATION #4



clocks variation 04

   |1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&-||
HH |x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-||
SD |o-----o---------||
BD |------------o---||

VARIATION #5



clocks variation 05

   |1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&-||
HH |x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-||
SD |o---------------||
BD |------o-----o---||

VARIATION #6



clocks variation 06

   |1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&-||
HH |x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-||
SD |------o---------||
BD |o-----------o---||

VARIATION #7



clocks variation 07

   |1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&-||
HH |x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-||
SD |o-----------o---||
BD |------o---------||

From the "tresillo" come two mains stickings : R L L R L L R L et R R L R R L R L.

VARIATION #8



clocks variation 08

   |1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&-||
HH |----------------||
SD |D-G-G-D-G-G-D-G-||
BD |o-------o-------||

VARIATION #9



clocks variation 09

   |1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&-||
HH |----------------||
SD |D-D-G-D-D-G-D-G-||
BD |o-------o-------||

VARIATION #10

With some feet variations:



clocks variation 10

   |1-&-2-&-3-&-4-&-||
HH |----------------||
SD |D-G-G-D-G-G-D-G-||
BD |o-------o-------||
HP |----x-------x---||

Try the tom-toms with the right hand:



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