Soul Vaccination

Drum Lesson by Alain Rieder


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Tower of Power

This series of exercises is meant to help learning the main groove pattern from Soul Vaccination, as created and played by David Garibaldi in the classic Tower of Power album.
Here's a short excerpt from the song:
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Example 1

Here's the basic pattern, as transcribed by David Garibaldi:
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Example 2

Here's an alternative way of writing the same pattern:
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Example 3

Now, the same pattern, but without the bass-drum. Non-accented notes are ghosted:
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Example 4

Now the same basic pattern, but with a simple eighth-note hi-hat ostinato, and also without any ghost notes:
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16-bar Groove Exercise

This exercise serves the purpose of integrating the main basic pattern.
Each bar is played twice.
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Musical examples are granted for your personal use only.
© Copyright 2000 Alain Rieder - all rights reserved

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Soul Vaccination
Soul with a Capital "S" - 1
Soul with a Capital "S" - 2
Polyrhythmic Ostinatos - 1
Polyrhythmic Ostinatos - 2
Polyrhythmic Ostinatos - 3
Displaced Groove