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7/8 Tom Groove

Teacher: Adam Kuns Length: 6 min Category: Vocabulary

We're going to be expanding on our previous lesson with playing in 7/8 and will now simply re-orchestrate the 7/8 beat on the toms.

7/8 in a Danceable Pop Feel

Teacher: Jim Riley Length: 7 min Category: Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

Jim shares a 7/8 groove inspired by Vinnie Colaiuta. He demonstrates how he applied this concept to make an odd-time groove feel more danceable.

8- Quarter Notes and Rests In 2/4, 3/4 And 5/4

Teacher: Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey Length: 9 min Category: Reading

This lesson introduces new time signatures in 2/4, 3/4, and 5/4. The top numbers tell you how many beats or pulses in a measure. Review lesson three if you have any questions or make any mistakes in filling out the bar line placement on page one. Be sure to tap your foot and count out loud when playing page two.

9 – Quarter and Eighth Notes in 2/4, 3/4 and 5/4

Teacher: Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey Length: 13 min Category: Reading

Continuing with odd time signatures, this lesson introduces eighth notes in odd times. Joe and Ralph also have some fun at the end of this lesson when Don makes them sight read a chart.

12 – Combining All Note and Rest Values In 2/4, 3/4 and 5/4

Teacher: Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey Length: 17 min Category: Reading

This is a great review lesson and play-along with two of the best studio musicians in the world.

250 – 7/8 Patterns

Teacher: Eric Boudreault Length: 12 min Category: Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

Eric Boudreault is the drummer for the hit production Cavalia.  He is here to discuss how he approaches two separate but related 7/8 figures.

Breaking Down “Modern Value”

Teacher: Matt Garstka Length: 2 min Category: Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

Matt Garstka (Animals As Leaders) and Joshua De La Victoria break down each song on their new EP "Modern Value." This song is entitled "Modern Value."

Hearing 5 & 7

Teacher: Siemy Di, Terry Bozzio Length: 1 min Category: Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

Terry shares his approach taught to him by Efrain Toro on hearing and playing Harmonically. He demonstrates to Siemy how he plays 5 & 7 simultaneously.

Take 5 In 7

Teacher: Efrain Toro Length: 6 min Category: Secrets From the Pros, Vocabulary

Efrain demonstrates how he seamlessly plays in both 7 and 5. His approach to playing is a harmonic way of perceiving rhythms that Efrain shares more about in his DVD "Efrainization"

R12 – Combining All Note and Rest Values In 2/4, 3/4 and 5/4

Teacher: Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey Length: 17 min Category: Reading

This is a great review lesson and play-along with two of the best studio musicians in the world.