Chameleon is a well known jazz-funk composition by Herbie Hancock. In the original studio version, around 12 minutes into the track, there is a less known part with interesting rhythmic modulations. Let's have a look at how it works!
Here is an adaptation of an article I wrote in 1998, and that was published in the March 1998 issue of Batteur Magazine from France. To illustrate the article, there is an excerpt from a recording by Andy Newmark with John Lennon. I recently added a video to further demonstrate the concept.
Here is the adaptation of an article that was published in the April 1998 issue of Batteur Magazine from France. I recently added a video that demonstrates the concept. An excerpt from a recording of VinnieColaiuta with Jing-Chi illustrates the article.
This lesson is adapted from an article that was published in Batteur Magazine in 1998. It talks about a concept used by Michael Brecker in one of his compositions, and Peter Magadini is also mentioned.
In Section 2 of Time Manipulation, new patterns are formed using some of the basic rhythmic figures seen in Section 1. This is done in a musical way, using polyrhythms that are ubiquitous in many musical traditions, as well as in current styles.
Section 3 of Time Manipulation is meant to work on anticipations. Snare-drum and bass-drum notes that are played accented right before a beat, when they are followed by a rest, can be considered as being an anticipation of that beat.
Section 4 of Time Manipulation is meant to approach beat displacements in a simple and progressive way. It includes three sets of seven exercises, and I feel they are one of the most interesting series of exercises in the book.