Carlock Inspired Groove
I've enjoyed Carlock's unique, hesitantly-syncopated style (those familiar with Carlock will understand that description) since I first heard him play. However, when I brought my solo transcription to the music stand, I couldn't get past the first measure. Not because it was difficult -- because it was COOL.
For this lesson, I took the transcription's first beat and the beginning of the second and explored the pattern around the kit. This lesson lays out the variations of the groove that I explored during my practice session. Has anyone else had their original practice goals foiled when your attention shoots down a rabbit trail? Did anything good come from it?