Some drum exercises develop skills that transfer into a lot of different areas of your playing... Endurance training tends to not do that much so I created this little exercise to add an element of co-ordination/independence between the limbs to try to get more from the time spent.
The concept is one limb plays straight 8th notes while the other limbs fill in the other beats to create 16th note singles between all limbs. .
I only played each limb combo for 1 bar in this example in order to condense the exercise down to 1min for the lovely people of Facebook/instagram. The full exercise takes 20 mins with each set of limb groupings going for 5 mins. This allows each limb to play straight 8th notes for 5 mins wherein lies the endurance portion of the exercise.
The sets are:
5min - RF lead - LH, LF, RH fill in the up beats
5min - RH lead - LH, LF, RF fill in the up beats
5 min - LH on up beats - RH, RF, LF fill in down beats
5min - LF on up beats - RH, RF, LH fill in down beats
This example is played at 152bpm because thats where my metronome landed when i swizzled the dial thingy to find a 140ish - 160ish kinda tempo .
[SIDE NOTE] I accidentally put an imovie "audio effect" on it called "cosmic" and I left it there because the sound amused me. Then I added a silent movie filter which amused me even more because it's not silent. ✌️✌️✌️
[APPENDAGE] You can also move your hands to different drums and pretend you're Chris Coleman whilst also working on kit mobility... Lets B real though, it's mainly about the pretending your Chris Coleman part.
. [EPILOGUE] I haven't used this exercise for a while so the timing is a bit uhhh... rubato haha.
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