In the fourth and final study on counting odd figures over even time signatures we are going to use the exercises from the last lesson to create one-bar fills and ideas for making up your own solos. In examples one and two I have written in the groups of five or three above the stave with the sticking below. In exercises three and four I have just written in the sticking, while in exercises five and six you just have the dots as the stickings remain the same.
This is the original idea that we began with in the first study in Drummer 110. We use a five, three, five, three system, but this time it is being moved around the kit and has accents to create a more dynamic fill.
This fill is using a three, five, three, five system. If you want to change the position of the accents feel free to do so.
Here we have an example of a three, three, five, five system.
This is a five, five, three, three.
By playing this system over two or more bars we can start to create our own solo ideas. Here is an example; the system is five, five, five, three, three, three, five, three. Note how the first set of three cuts across from the first to second bar.
Finally, we have another two bar sequence, the system for this is three, three, three, five, five, three, five, five.