Time Manipulation

Polyrhythmic Ostinato 5 & Exercise 6

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Modern Drummer Magazine (USA)

Review in Modern Drummer Magazine, March 2019 issue
"Fun, inspiring, and educational"

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Drums & Percussion Magazine (D)

Review in Drums & Percussion Magazine (Germany), February 2019 issue.
"The material is sophisticated, precise, highly informative and very musical"

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Implied Metric Modulation


A short video to demonstrate some of the rhythmic concepts developed in my book. These are displaced 12/8, shuffle and half-time shuffle ideas, played inside of 4/4.
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Sticks Magazine (D)

Review in the "Sticks" drum magazine (Germany), September 2018 issue.
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The UK Drum Show 2018, Manchester, September 29 & 30

I'll be presenting my drum book at the UK Drum Show in Manchester, September 29 & 30 2018.
Looking forward to meeting you there if you're attending, Time Manipulation will be on display at the Guru Drums booth, thanks to Andy Crosby. So come and visit us!
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Time Manipulation - Section 7 - Rhythmic Modulations

Section 7 of Time Manipulation shows a number of polyrhythmic ostinatos examples, as well as metric and polymetric modulations.
The next three examples demonstrate implied metric modulations, which are to be played while continuing to feel the pulse of the first line.
In the first example, all the values of the first line are transformed into dotted values in the second one.Read more...

Time Manipulation - Section 5 - Basic & Polyrhythmic 12/8 Patterns

Section 5 of Time Manipulation Drum Book is in 12/8, and will let you work on both basic and polyrhythmic patterns.
This example shows Exercise 58, which is an application of the 3:2 polyrhythm. Additionally it sounds good!
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Time Manipulation - Section 4 - Beat Displacements

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.Read more...

Time Manipulation - Section 3 - Anticipations

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.
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Time Manipulation - Section 2 - Polyrhythmic Patterns

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.Read more...

Time Manipulation - Section 1 - Basic Patterns

The exercises in Section 1 of Time Manipulation include most rhythmic figures made of eighth notes and sixteenth notes, and of their equivalent rests.
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Time Manipulation Drum Book

My drum book Time Manipulation is available in a revised and improved edition.
It is suitable for drummers of all levels, and its purpose is to work on coordination in a groove context. Read more...