Drum Notation with Counting & Singing

 

Drum Notation and Counting & Singing Rhythm – Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Drum Notation and Counting & Singing Rhythm for Spirit Music Meet-Ups

 

 

Intro video for Drum Notation and Counting & Singing Rhythm for Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Click on Pic to start video!

 

Drum Notation – YouTube Playlist

 

Video – Intro to Spirit Music Meetups

 

SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel to get the latest videos!

 

Follow us on GETTR, the fastest-growing free-speech Social Network in the world!

 

All of our Media info, photos, and videos

 

Please comment on the bottom of any page following our BLOG Etiquette Guidelines

 

 

 

Note:  On your phone, PDF documents may only open if you choose the “Save, Replace, or Keep Both” option and then it will be downloaded and notify you of this on the top of your screen.  Open it there or in your Downloads folder and it will give you the option to Open with Adobe Acrobat, Drive, or some other PDF app you have installed on your phone.  If you watch the associated video, it will open in another tab/window so that you can easily bounce back & forth between the PDF doc and the video.  If your screen is big enough you can even arrange the windows next to each other!

 

 

 

The Importance of Counting & Singing Rhythm - Spirit Music Meet-Ups

The Importance of Counting & Singing Rhythm:

 

 

Making music is an “inside job” – you first have to get music “inside” you to be able to get it “outside” of you with your drumming.  In order to be physically coordinated to drum, you must first get mentally coordinated.  After teaching drums full-time since 1998, I found the fastest way to learn (and the closest to real-world composition in a band) is by using both your left brain to Count the rhythms and your right brain to Sing them – and to do this out of your mouth, because all those moving parts use so much more of your brain!  As you Count & Sing you are “putting the spotlight” on the “singer at the front of the stage” and your body will auto-magically “back up that singer” that is you – just like a band does for a show!  I teach “Focus is power – Focus is fire,” because just like a magnifying glass can focus scattered sunlight into a pinpoint of fire, your Counting & Singing will help focus past so many distracting thoughts to succeed more quickly at your drumming.

 

PDF doc:  My Counting & Singing Method will really speed up your learning  –  While you watch the Video

 

Video:  What & When to Play Notation – Part 1

 

Video:  What & When to Play Notation – Part 2

 

Video:  What & When to Play Notation – Part 3

 

BT1:  Dynamic Markings

 

BT2:  Section & Ensemble Rhythm Figures – Long-note vs. Short-note interpretation

 

BT3:  Tempo Markings

 

BT4:  Song Form, Structure, and Navigation

 

PDF doc:  Melodic rhythm vs. Ostinato rhythms in a Drum-Set Groove    Watch the Video

 

3-count Grooves in 3/2, 3/4, 3/8, or 3/16 Meters

 

6-count Grooves in 6/2, 6/4, 6/8, or 6/16 Meters

 

More coming!

 

 

 

How Binary Rhythms (2, 4, 8, etc. parts)  relate to Ternary Rhythms (3, 6, 9, etc. parts) and other artificial Tuplets (5, 7, etc. parts):

 

Music Notation Subdivisions Chart for Spirit Music Meet-Ups

 

Video:  Column 1 Subdivisions – Part 1:  1/4-notes into 1/8-notes & 1/8-note Triplets as Time-Keeping for Grooves

 

Video:  Column 1 Subdivisions – Part 2:  1/8-notes into 1/16-notes & 1/16-note Triplets and smaller Tuplets as Time-Keeping for Grooves

 

Video:  Normal & Artificial (Tuplet) Time Signature/Meter Note-Grouping affecting the Measure/Bar’s Internal Phrasing

 

See also “Rhythmic-Energy Contours based on Note-Density creates Internal Phrasing” on the Groove & Ear-Training Page

 

PDF doc:  Artificially-notated “Tuplets” (Duplets, Triplets, Quadruplets, Pentuplets/Quintuplets, Sextuplets, etc.)    While you watch the Video

 

BT5:  Straight, Flat, or Binary Notation Rhythms

 

BT6:  Swung, Rounded, or Ternary Notation Rhythms

 

Video:  Drum-Tech-Stick Control- Subdivisions of Time using Singles & Doubles – U of A Drumline drills

 

More coming!

 

 

Thank YOU for visiting:  Drum Notation for Spirit Music Meet-Ups

 

 

 

Share your blessings to help others - Drum Notation and Counting & Singing Rhythm for Spirit Music Meet-Ups

Click on Pic for details

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.