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7/4 Turnaround #1
This is a little 7/4 beat I play when working on
different independence between my right hand and left foot.
Line 1 is the standard beat. It's a turn around
type beat that is a little more challenging than just playing a
standard rock beat in 4/4. Practice this beat until you can play
it in your sleep. You'll want to be able to put this on auto pilot
so when it' time to mix up the right hand and left foot you won't
have to think as much.
Line 1a is the first variation. The hi-hat part
is a standard disco sound with the hats open on the '&' of the
beat, or the 'up' beat.
The trick to this is to play quarter notes with
your left foot on the down beats; 1, 2, 3, 4, etc... So basically
you're keeping time with your left foot, see line 1aa. Once you
have it down, try line 1a again.
Line 1b is the second variation. The hi-hat is to
be open on the beat, or the down beat. The trick to playing this
is to shift the left foot beat from the down beat in line 1a to
the up beat, or the '&' of the beat. So basically you're playing
the '&' of each beat with your left foot.
You may want to practice just the feet on this one
first, then add the left hand, then add the right hand. See line
1bb. Again, once you have it, try line 1b again.
Line 2 is the third variation. It's the same left
hand left/right foot pattern as line 1, but with a slightly different
right hand pattern.
Line 2a is the fourth variation. It's the same left
hand and left/right foot pattern as line 1a, but with the new right
Line 3 is the fifth variation. It's the same beat
as in lines 1 and 2, but again, it has a slightly different right
Line 3a is the sixth variation. Again, it's the
same left hand left/right foot pattern as in line 1b, but with the
new right hand pattern.
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