Playing with odd timings (polyrhythms, metric modulation etc.)

There are so many different ways to realize odd timings within drumming.

Polyrhythms, displacement, metric modulation etc… they’re all different ways of talking about the same thing – taking an odd pattern and making it feel right.

That’s one of the main goals within my Progressive Drumming Masterclass – to teach my students how to take an odd ostinato and make it groove.

Another huge thing I teach within the Masterclass is the three main polyrhythms I use – 2/3, 3/4, and 5/4 – and specifically, how to use them musically – not just literally how to count them as that’s a little useless. Something I’m big on is showing my students the fundamentals and then expanding to how to apply them musically.

For example, this lesson presents a fun groove that uses the 5/4 Polyrhythm:

This is the first in a series of lessons from my Masterclass that I enjoy presenting to my students.

Each lesson presents a progressively more challenging pattern to sit with and doing so will absolutely develop your level of limb independence. Not only that, but within these lessons, I aim to give you the ability to identify for yourself how to know what to work on next to further develop this skill for yourself.

I’d love to speak to you in more detail about this if you’re open to learning?

If so, please check out the information here and book a call with me at your convenience:

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