Displaced Groove - Sunnyside

Displaced Groove


Drum Lesson by Alain Rieder

Mike Stern - Between The Lines

Track 01: Sunnyside
Drums: Dave Weckl

This lesson is an example of a displaced groove pattern, created and played by Dave Weckl in this Mike Stern CD.
Here's a short excerpt from the song:

Example 1
Here is the main basic pattern:
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Example 2
Here I displaced all the notes from the bass-drum & snare-drum pattern to make them start on the first beat, which means that now the whole pattern starts half of a beat earlier.
Let's say the pattern is now in its fundamental position and becomes a much more usual type of groove.
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Example 3
Here is the first element of the pattern, both in its fundamental and displaced states.
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Example 4
Now the second element of the pattern, both in its fundamental and displaced states:
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Example 5
And now the third element of the pattern, both in its fundamental and displaced states:
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16-bar Groove Exercise
This exercise serves the purpose of integrating the main basic pattern.
Each Measure is played twice.
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Musical examples are granted for your personal use only.
© 1998 Alain Rieder - all rights reserved

NB - The previous exercise isn't part of my Time Manipulation Drum Book

Alain Rieder is the author of
Time Manipulation Drum Book
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