Two Into Three Makes Four

Session template


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The idea for this template has been rattling around my head for a couple of weeks now. In my head it seemed a much better idea than what I've produced. Never mind. Anyway...

The track is initially in 3/4 at 171 BPM. I deliberately chose a tempo around here because it divides by three. It switches to straight 4/4 at effectively 57bpm. Or, more to the point, the 'downbeat' of the 3/4 pattern - the '1' of the 3/4 pattern becomes the count in 4/4 but it's in quavers, making it effectively 2 over 3. It's a good test for one to be able to switch between 3 and 2 time subdivisions. Or something like that. No idea if you guys have a use for it but it was a 'drum worm' I was suffering so I tried to put something down. It's a bit scrappy in places. Sorry.

It then returns to 3/4 at 171 bpm before switching back again to 4/4 at 57bpm.

Enjoy. I hope it's useful.

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April 19 2017 00:01:41
Very interesting beat and top sound as always!:)

October 03 2016 03:22:43
Awesome Martin !! Most excellent idea and really great drumming !! :)

August 13 2016 17:42:50
francisco alfrancisco al
bom trabalho mpointon

August 12 2016 19:36:02
Just heard Marc playing on this wonderful foundation with his superb keys add - great drum inspiration Martin :)

August 12 2016 18:18:44

August 12 2016 17:40:59
Sweet drum track!

August 10 2016 22:13:16
This is absolutely the bees knees. Great 6/8feel that incorporates that take five odd 5/4 feel. And then there's the break and the 8 beat feel with an opportunity for a musical knitting together of some classy musical ideas. I'm climbing on the big bird in a few days so won't be able to do anything. Hopefully one of our clever people comes up with some chords to fill this out.
+1 August 11 2016 22:17:42 Wade mpointon
Cool! Nice bit of sightseeing! Always wanted to see the Scandanavian end of the world.

Yes, the car will be packed with your return in mind, do not worry!
August 11 2016 21:53:14 Wade Wade
Yea, first going to Norway to visit my daughter and her family, then Germany. Then hopefully (if you'll still have me) back to England with you.
August 11 2016 09:53:50 Wade mpointon
Thank you, Wade! It hasn't come out as I had in my mind's ear - the changeover's a bit abrupt - but your feedback and opinion is always welcomed!

Getting on the big bird to start the journey to Europe perchance? Only three weeks now! Can't wait!
August 10 2016 06:28:52
Martin! so glad to find this great track from you, it gave a great challenge for the player to jam with this track, hope you'll get many great day so there will be more wonderful track from you, really looking forward to see how this track grow
+1 August 11 2016 09:51:59 aleonz mpointon
Thank you, Alice! :) I hope it isn't too challenging to not attract adds though!
August 09 2016 19:17:45
Tasty & jazzy drumming...curious how this will develop...

August 09 2016 13:02:16
Excellent Martin - great sound and lovely fills/switches - masterful :)
+1 August 09 2016 13:07:38 PJE mpointon
Thank you! Welcome back - not seen you for a while!
August 09 2016 13:12:40 PJE PJE
cheers Martin its good to hear from you :)

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