Stretching Beats – Funk Modulation // Quintuplet Beats & Exercises

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These exercises use an AABA form in a 4 bar phrase, shifting gears from the 16th note funk beat to quarter note triplets, quintuplets and eighth note triplets. Check out drummers such as Nate Smith and Jojo Mayer using this to great effect.

[16th Note beat modulated across 8th note triplets – video demo] :

Downloadable PDF :

Funk Modulation – 4 bar AABA Forms

Further exercises in playing with 5’s :

Quintuplets
Quintuplet Grooves

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Read through and apply the modulation to any old beats :

Funk metric modulation drum lessons Gary Mcdonald The drummers Vade Mecum
(16th note rock and funk grooves from Gary Mcdonald’s “The Drummers Vade Mecum”)


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