Rhythmic Illusion

Got Paradiddles? Badass Grooves Await Ye! – Advanced Drum Lessons

Please join Drumeo! http://bit.ly/NnChSk Take lessons with me every week at Drumeo in the link above! Yes, the triplet and quintuplet variations qualify as implied metric modulations 🙂 Keep hittin’ things! ~Aaron  

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Metric Modulation Simplified & Hint At Something Awesome!

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Groove Of The Week # 2 : Funky Micro-Displacement

Second instalment of the groove of the week series! I hope you enjoy! It’s a fun little beat in 4/4 that has a mini displacement over the last five sixteenths of each bar for a funky sixteenth “late” backbeat! Keep hittin’ things! ~Aaron

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Abstract Beat Modification 3 of 5 Composite Time Signatures – OnlineDrummer.com

Today we’re going to dive into the third of five lessons I’m doing on OnlineDrummer.com about beat modification. Essentially, we’re going to go through the steps that I would take in modifying a beat. Starting with a simple 7/8 groove and ending up with a composite meter pattern with multiple simultaneous polyrhythmic layers five videos […]

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Metric Modulation Part 4 : Toto’s Rosanna Modulation Fill, Double Bass and MORE!

Part 1 : Metric Modulation Vs. Implied Metric Modulation Part 2 : Your First 5 Steps To Metric Modulation Mayhem! Part 3 : More Metric Modulation : Double Gong Drums & Double Bass! In this edition of the Metric Modulation series we’re going to further some of our study with five new illusions! First of […]

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Metric Modulation : Double Gong Drums & Double Bass

In the previous video we touched on some of the basic metric modulations using eighth notes, triplets and sixteenth notes for our sub divisions both originally and modulated. This time, we’re going to use the same subdivisions but we’ll be breaking the patterns up. For example, instead of playing every single note of the triplet, […]

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Your First 5 Steps to Metric Modulation Mayhem

Free .PDF transcription of playing examples : http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/metricmod2.pdf In the first video of this series we spoke in depth about my concept of Metric Modulation both actual and implied. For those who don’t remember or didn’t see that video, yet. In Implied Metric Modulation we’re merely pretending to speed up or slow down by using a […]

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Metric Modulation Vs. Implied Metric Modulation

Free .PDF transcription of playing examples : http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/metricmod.pdf What is metric modulation? Metric modulation, in a nutshell is when we either speed up or slow down in a way that’s relative to the original tempo/feel. The difference between an actual and an implied metric modulation is that in actual; we’re basing our pulse on the […]

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Beat Displacement Tutorial Part 3 : Polyrhythmic Displacement & More!

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/displacement3.pdf *  FREE Pdf Transcription In this video we’re going to take a look at more sixteenth note displacement ideas. Focussing on only one groove in this video, we explore some of the options for displacement outside the realm of the obvious. We’ll start by taking a piece of the groove and displacing it as […]

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Beat Displacement Tutorial Part 2 : 16th displacement (Rhythmic Illusion, Gavin Harrison)

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/displacement2.pdf *  FREE .PDF Download This video demonstrates in depth practice methods to help internalize and become comfortable and musical with sixteenth note displacements! The drumset in this video is : Sonor SQ2 Beech Vintage, Makassar Ebony with SQ2 Birch Thin and XRay snares. ~Aaron

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Beat Displacement Tutorial Part 1 (Rhythmic Illusion)

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/displacement1.pdf *  FREE .PDF Download In this video you’re going to learn about the basics of beat displacement. How to use them with a band a bunch of variations and fill considerations and a practice method you may not have thought about! The drumset in this video is : Sonor SQ2 Beech Vintage, Makassar Ebony […]

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