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Multibomber

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So I've been trying to find a way to wrap my head around the possibilities of linear drumming, and I came across Mike Johnston doin it well.

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This was pretty cool how he explained orquestration

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So this got me wondering, does anybody have certain linear patterns and orquestrations that they've found exceptionally useful????
 

Steaky

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The Rik Latham Books are full of Linear groove and Fill Ideas. Also David Garibaldi's Future Sounds is useful infusing the idea's with Accents. Gary Chaffee has brought a great Book out too called simply; Linear Time playing. They all crossover each other in many ways, but between them offer an expansive encyclopedia of the subject.
 

SGarrett

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Ah, Mike's a serious bad-ass. It's even more jaw dropping to see him do it in person. :shock:

Here's a fill I use variations of. (the "|" denotes how I phrase the eight notes)

KKRL R|KRL

Typically I orchestrate it something like this...

K-K-S-T1-T2|-K-T3-T3

Or, switch the groupings and play something like this...

Flam S|-K-T1-T1-K-K-T2-T3
 

Joezeppi

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Yes I just recently been schooling myself on doing more linear fills switching up different drums. I just love how those gospel drummers do those clean quick fills.
Here's some more cool linear fills breakdowns...
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SGarrett

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Multibomber":2s5gb9kf said:
please explain the "l" i dont understand that part
Instead of playing it as eight notes I phrase the first group as five notes and then three notes and the second group as one note and seven notes. The | is the break in the phrasing.

As 8th notes the first grouping would be counted 1&2&3|&4& or 1|&2&3&4& for the second grouping.
 

Joezeppi

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This guy has some good lil tutorials click on the video then on his youtube username to see more.....
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Multibomber

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YES YES YES!!!!! Damn this stuff is awesome!!! What else you guys got?? I'm a sponge? Swear to God all this linear stuff has re-ignited my love for drums! this is exactly what I needed to learn!
 

Metal.days

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A simple one that really sounds cool.
I've been meddling aorund with triplets and doubled time. Try this, sounds awesome:

RLLRRL R-L-R-L-K-K
 

mmmmdrums

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SlackBackLazy":38jxekc4 said:
My teacher wrote me out tonnes of linear patterns, if you can read drum music i can scan them in if you want
that would be really cool as I've been trying to get more into linear drumming as well
 

Multibomber

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SlackBackLazy":bzmbzdas said:
My teacher wrote me out tonnes of linear patterns, if you can read drum music i can scan them in if you want
Yes please do!!!!!!!!

Oh and heres one I've been using for a week or so with great results

12 notes: Flam-K-K-Flam-K-K-L-R-L-K-K-Flam The most versatile way I've found to orchestrate it is FT-K-K-FT-K-K-T1-T2-T1-K-K-Flam on snare... sounds super awesome if you have 2 different sounding bass drums like I do
 

SlackBackLazy

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Sorry guys, I only managed to find one page after hours of searching which is a real pain cause I know I have more but I just can't find them :roll:
Oh well, these few sound good anyway and sound really impressive if you can build the speed up:
 

Multibomber

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Every blind drummer I've ever met has just been out of this world... maybe because the parents not only encourage the habit as part of building up self-esteem, but they usually let em play the drums in the living room... something I found to be just as alien as your parents letting shoot up heroine at the dinner table
 
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