Linear Funk

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One of the many, many exercises drummers often have to learn is what is known as 'Linear Drumming'. That is, only playing one sound (or limb) at a time. At no point are two (or more) parts of the kit playing at the same time. It's often used to improve drummer's four-way independence. But it also creates surprisingly cool beats and is often used by players to very good effect.

I recorded just two such beats - off-beat hi-hat and a more complex ride pattern (which I don't always get right!) - that I was playing around with earlier. Notice few crashes between the changes (although there are small fills) as that would involve the kick and a crash together which isn't linear (although I break that rule a couple of times!)! Never tried playing them to a click before - surprisingly difficult! Anyway, I thought it made quite a nice little beat combo for people to experiment with. Not perfect, but fun!

Enjoy.

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July 10 2016 19:23:02
ItocpogoItocpogo
Great control and tasteful creativity!

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June 27 2016 22:24:03
francisco alfrancisco al
bom trabalho

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December 15 2015 13:41:02
MarcioMafiMarcioMafi
Cool beats! :D

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November 27 2015 20:10:31
LieschingLiesching
Master! :)

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November 01 2015 14:11:53
JeebsieJeebsie
Great Drumming and thanks for the helpful description!!:)

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September 22 2015 04:24:41
akethesnakerakethesnaker
Great beat Martin!

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July 31 2015 01:27:46
kimbokimbo
...mate!...so tight... but way better than a machine.
great sounds, well recorded...(and played) more thumbs!


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May 19 2015 16:12:09
LieschingLiesching
Well this is perfect drumin to me. :)

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April 26 2015 15:51:22
nuno1959nuno1959
Ah !! Laying on the charm, you shameless ''tempter''… ;)
Superb drum track MP !!


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April 24 2015 16:32:46
mpointonmpointon
The weird thing about the beat I do on the ride section is where I stole it from. Not some mighty funk player but from Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy. The original beat (played on the hi-hat) can be found on 'Light Fuse And Get Away' off their debut 'When Dream And Day Unite' album (at 4m15s if you're interested). Yes, I used to be a massive Dream Theater nut!

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