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Groove Of The Week #1 : Polyrhythmic 5/4

First instalment of the groove of the week series! I hope you enjoy! It’s a fun little beat in 5/4 that implies a four pulse polyrhythmically! Take it slow, the last version with the extra ghost notes is nasty 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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Abstract Beat Modification 2 of 5 PLUS 15/16 Meshuggah : Bleed Fill – OnlineDrummer.com

  Hey everyone! Welcome to part two of my series on beat modification for OnlineDrummer.com! I hope you guys enjoy, this time we’re talkin’ about 15/16! Keep hittin’ things! ~Aaron              

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Abstract Beat Modification 1 of 5 PLUS 7/8 Meshuggah : Bleed Fill – OnlineDrummer.com

What’s up, drummers!? I’m excited to present to you the first 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 […]

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Polyrhythms Part 5 : 6 over 5 and 6 over 7

Hey everyone, In this video we’re going to discuss the basics of how to do both 6 over 5 and 6 over seven. In their most basic forms these are applied as sixteenth note triplets. We’re going to cover the phrasing and how to play them using different sticking patterns. This of course, is all […]

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New Transcriptions and New Lessons coming up!

Hey everybody! A brief update here. First, I’ve been invited by my friend, Nate Brown of OnlineDrummer.com to do some lessons for his website! I’m going to be getting on that project next week and I recently decided what I’m going to do. A multiple video lesson on building / modifying grooves that ends up […]

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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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Polyrhythmic Theory : The Polyrhythms Series Prequel

This video even further explains polyrhythmic theory than Part 1. Understanding is always the most important part! This also explains where the video series is going. In a polyrhythm’s most basic form we can take the top number as it’s subdivision and the bottom number to dictate our meter and spacing within the subdivision. Watch […]

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Polyrhythms Part 4 : (4 over 5 & 4 over 7)

PDF Transcription : http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/polyrhythms4.pdf Hey everybody! Some more sixteenth based polyrhythms for you! The cool thing about sixteenth based rhythms is that we can put them into anything we want. We can apply them in ways that are subtle, twisted or anything in between! The best thing about having four over anything is that most […]

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Time Signatures Part 4 of 4 : Composite Meters + Bonus

In this fourth and final video you’ll learn all about composite meters (using multiple time signatures as a means of phrasing). 4/4 – 7/8 and an especially nasty breakbeat in 7/8 – 7/8 – 7/8 – 15/16. The other videos in this series go into theory, quarter note based, eighth based sixteenth based meters. The […]

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Time Signatures Part 3 of 4 : Sixteenth Note Meters

In this video you’ll learn all about sixteenth note based meters. The meters used in this video are : 17/16, 15/16 and 13/16 The other videos in this series go into theory, quarter note based, eighth based and composite meters. The drumset in this video is : Sonor SQ2 Beech Vintage, Makassar Ebony with SQ2 […]

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Time Signatures Part 2 of 4 : Eighth Note Meters

In this video you’ll learn all about eighth note based meters also the difference between 6/8 and 3/4. The examples are based in 6/8, 5/8 and 7/8. The other videos in this series go into theory, quarter note based, sixteenth based and composite meters. The drumset in this video is : Sonor SQ2 Beech Vintage, […]

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Time Signatures Part 1 of 4 : Theory and quarter note meters

In this video you’ll learn exactly what is a time signature, why do we have them and how to count/play quarter note based meters. The specific meters used to demonstrate are : 4/4, 3/4 and 7/4 The following videos in the series go into eighth, sixteenth and composite meters. The drumset in this video is […]

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