Gavin Harrison

Quintuplet Groove Fill Of Face Melting Funkiness!

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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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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 ūüėČ 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 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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Video sale is over!

Big thanks to all that picked up the video at it’s intro price! New free content coming really soon!! ~Aaron  

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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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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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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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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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Polyrhythms Part 3 : Grooves Galore : Odd Time Polyrhythmic Linear Breakbeat!

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/polyrhythms3.pdf * PDF Download This time around we’re going to take a look at two over five and two over seven. Conceptually, they’re really simple polyrhythms with their most basic form being eighth notes. Instead of just discarding them as useless, this video lesson explores them in much more detail, applying them as note placement […]

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How To Count/Feel Septuplets PLUS Nasty Flams And Double Bass!

http://www.AaronEdgarDrum.com/pdf/septuplets1.pdf * FREE .pdf download In this lesson we discuss a very important counting method for septuplets (Groups of seven notes per quarter). We go over how I teach feeling them and a few highly effective practice drills. The practice pad is an HQ on top of a 14×6 Sonor SQ2 Maple Medium in Bubinga. […]

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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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