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.
Downloadable PDF :
Funk Modulation – 4 bar AABA Forms
Further exercises in playing with 5’s :
Read through and apply the modulation to any old beats. The below example uses the half note triplet as the new quarter note :
(16th note rock and funk grooves from Gary Mcdonald’s “The Drummers Vade Mecum”)
Transcriptions for Educational Purposes
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