Soul With A Capital "S" - Part 1

Drum Lesson by Alain Rieder


Example 1
This pattern can be heard in the studio version of Soul With A Capital "S", a Tower Of Power song.
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This is a very popular pattern actually. I took this Tower of Power song as an example, but the same basic pattern can be heard in many other songs.

Example 2
Here's a variation of the same pattern
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Example 3
Another variation of the same pattern
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Example 4
This is to show the analogy with a 3-2 son-clave pattern
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Example 5
This is to show the analogy with a traditional Bossa-Nova pattern.
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16-bar Groove Exercise
This is a 16-bar groove workout to help integrate the pattern seen in Example 3.
Each measure is played twice.
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Musical examples are granted for your personal use only.
© Copyright 1997 Alain Rieder - all rights reserved


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Tower of Power - T.O.P.

Drummer: Russ McKinnon
Track 01: Soul With A Capital "S"
Here's two short excerpts from the song:
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