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Traditional Funk and R&B Rhythms

Learn the fundamentals of Funk and R&B drumming.

Traditional Funk and R&B Rhythms

Learn the fundamentals of Funk and R&B drumming.

Description

Jason will walk you through the different grooves and patterns, as well as the tunings and techniques associated with Funk/R&B

Objectives

  • Learn techniques and drum tunings commonly associated with traditional Funk/R&B.
  • Learn different variations on each drum.
  • Learn variations on the "Fat Back" and "Chicken" grooves.
  • Learn ghost note patterns and displacements.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Various Techniques & Tunings
    In this step, Jason goes through the tuning of each drum and the foundational techniques used in Funk.
  • 2
    Groove Variations
    In this step, Jason goes over different variations on each drum.
  • 3
    The "Cold Sweat" Groove
    In this step, Jason breaks down the "Fat Back" groove and the "Cold Sweat" groove.
  • 4
    The "Chicken" Groove
    In this step, Jason breaks down the "Chicken" groove.
  • 5
    Next Steps
    In this step, Jason goes over ghost note patterns and displacements.