Bass Drum Co-ordination # 3

(Against Afro-Cuban Hand Patterns)

Our final goal with these exercises is to substitute this last Afro-Cuban hand pattern for the triplets we started with. First, practice the hand pattern while tapping quarter notes with both feet. NOTE!! This hand pattern contains the same cow bell / cymbal bell pattern (on right hand) as pattern # 1.

Afro-Cuban Hand Pattern # 2



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    Suggested applications:

  • The ability to play open triplets or closed rolls against these foot patterns should add a useful dimension to your fills and solos.
  • Playing the Afro-Cuban hand patterns against the foot patterns will produce some interesting polyrhythmic grooves.
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submitted by Gail H Runge
Last updated June 28, 1998