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Old 03-19-2008, 06:46 PM
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3/4 Time

Any Tips On Playing 3/4 Time Songs? Always Throws Me For A Loop..
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:59 PM
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Re: 3/4 Time


Yes the old walz can be a bit tricky now and then!
There is actually quite a bit possible within this rythem, you can get a nice shuffle going when you "lean" a little bit into the next bar, sort of stealing a little bit ahead. I hope I make sense, it is not easy to explain. But.... before you know you end up in swing-four!
A good cure for all of that is to play along with a good rock-waltz like "The Last Waltz" performed by The Band at their last performance together, there is a fabulous DVD available as well from that concert!
If I remeber well the drummer was Levon Helm.
I hope this helps you a bit, no doubt some of our fellow drummers on this forum will have some good ideas.

Cheers and happy drumming,

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Re: 3/4 Time

count 1 - 2 - 3? Same as rudiments, just gotta get used to em', lotta our concert band music last couple months has had weird time sigs and alotta 3/4 for some reason, so I guess it's easier, but yea...anything based off x/4 is easy, it's all played the same as most everything you hear in most music(4/4) so yea...iono, just don't count 4.
O yea, count out loud helps loads.
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