Chapter 4

Advanced Linear Funk

In the first three chapters we constructed linear patterns using the six groupings found in chapter one.  These included measures of 4/4 time or measures in 3, 5, or 7.  After learning the material presented in the previous chapters, you should have a good understanding of how the groupings are used and how they "feel" when you apply them to your drum set.

In this chapter, we will shy away from the six linear groupings that are found in chapter one and construct different linear funk patterns by simply placing hi hat, snare drum, and bass drum notes randomly throughout the measure.  For example, take linear beat #1:

All hi-hat, snare drum, and bass drum notes are scattered throughout the measure with all notes being played by themselves with no two hitting at the same time, thus keeping the linear structure.  Notice that none of the six groupings that are found in chapter one are used, yet it still has the linear feel.

This chapter displays some advanced linear funk patterns in 4/4 time and also patterns in 3, 5, and 7.



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