Basic Linear Training Exercise


Description

The third lesson in our exclusive Musicians Institute lesson series, this time we explore exercises that are designed to help you feel a repeated linear pattern of three sixteenth notes that travel over the bar. By doing this exercise you will be able to feel syncopated linear patterns in all possible sixteenth note subdivisions.

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All of the notation for this lesson is included in the above PDF along with some helpful tips and diagrams. Be sure to print it, and take it to your music stand!

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Stewart Jean
Drum Program Chair at Musicians Institute, Stewart Jean studied at the University of Miami and received a Bachelor of Music in Studio Music and Jazz, which included studies with Steve Rucker and Steve Bagby. Stewart’s performing credits include Raul Midon, Jimmy Buffett, Mike Utley, Bo Diddley, Tony Kaye, Ben Vereen, Lucky Peterson, Preston Smith, Ellis Hall, Sam Moore and Betty Wright, to name a few. He has recorded for various artists on the Sony and Columbia labels and can be heard on the soundtrack for the film Contact. Most recently Stewart has recorded a few singles with L. E. Kepple for Moho Productions.