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Move Around the Kit

A cool pattern courtesy of John Blackwell. He’s shared it on his DVD, having learned it from his friend Marcus.

The hands:


Then fill in the bass drum in between the notes. The pattern turns out to be two groups of seven, played linearly:


It’s a seven note thing. You can count it: “taka taka takadee taka taka takadee…” etc.

Play it around the kit, experimenting with different voices.

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