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Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer by Ted Reed
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Apr 29, 13

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Read from May 30, 2012 to April 29, 2013

This book is divided in two parts: note reading exercises and then actual syncopation. The first part just introduces you to basic figures up to 8th-notes triplets and 16th notes. The second part is the real core of the book. As a beginner drummer I found the syncopation exercises useful to get my first exposure to accented notes. Accented 8th, dotted 8th, 16th, 8th triplets are covered at length. Mixed sticking is also covered. I feel like all of this made me grow a lot and gave me more confidence even when playing simpler patterns. The best part is that many of the syncopated patterns proposed here are actually very musical, and not just mere assignments. That's a very nice bonus and definitely made the task more interesting and stimulating.

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Reading Progress

06/09/2012 page 52
07/14/2012 page 53
83.0% "Hmm, accented triplets..."
02/02/2013 page 59
92.0% "Mixed sticking patterns!"
04/29/2013 marked as: read
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