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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by PollyBass, May 29, 2002.
Odd Time, anyone know of any sorces to perfect my odd time playing?
Probably one of the best things you could do is get the Abersold that is all odd time signatures. It's called, surprisingly... Vol. 90 "Odd Times".
Another thing you might want to look into is drum instructional videos... I know that might sound odd, but there are a number of them that are specifically for odd time playing. You could play along with professional drummer boy in the video and you wouldn't be limited to the key signature/changes of any particular song that is in the Abersold.
my drummer has a metronome on his pc that can be adjusted to click to several odd times
i dont know if theres a metronome that you can buy and practice to... but i bet someone here can point where you can get it
Check out both of Louis Bellson's books They're both great for working on rythm.
Is it a Boss Dr. Beat? I have one of those and it can do odd time signatures. It can also play 8th notes, 16th notes, and 8th note triplets. It's good stuff.
edit: oh... I just saw "on his pc"... I'm a complete moron, look at me over here. The Dr. Beat is a fine metronome still....
check out the band 5UUs.
here's a sample score:
here's an audio clip:
What the hell? *bump*
I have never really had trouble with odd meters. I find sometimes counting is good for that (i.e. stuff like 7/8, 8/8, 9/16) but just being able to feel things helps with it other times (usually 5/4 or 7/4 for me is like this)
I say count and take things slow whenever there is a doubt in rhythm.