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Old 05-25-2010, 01:47 PM
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Default Tony Williams "blushda"

I'd be keen to get this technique off.

I've watched it on a couple of videos, but can't quite get it.

I hear it as a kind of swiss triplet with extra notes.

Any info on the sticking would be appreciated.
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:10 PM
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Default Re: Tony Williams "blushda"

Great explanation here...good luckhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6U5okNdGiY
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:09 PM
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Default Re: Tony Williams "blushda"

sticking for me is rLrr l .. accent the capital L (i play it more like a fast paradiddle with an extra note at the end or you can play the 1st rl as a flam then rrl.. this is one of those fills that's a lot easier than it sounds
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Default Re: Tony Williams "blushda"

First play rL r L, then double the middle r:

.1 2+ 3
rL rr L

Work on making the phrasing more flowing by playing all strokes at a similar rhythmic value -- essentially as a group of five -- like this:

1 2 3 4 5
r L r r L

Play the previous two rhythms back to back in different tempos and try to make it flow nicely. Orchestrate the strokes any way you like.
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:35 PM
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Default Re: Tony Williams "blushda"

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Great explanation here...good luck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6U5okNdGiY

Steve explain very well the Blushda and there's also Todd Sucherman who just release a part from his Method & Mechanic DVD about the Blushda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VJvpEvdbrg


And lately, Mike Johnston

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVJR3YYpKY8
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:55 PM
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First play rL r L, then double the middle r:

.1 2+ 3
rL rr L

Work on making the phrasing more flowing by playing all strokes at a similar rhythmic value -- essentially as a group of five -- like this:

1 2 3 4 5
r L r r L

Play the previous two rhythms back to back in different tempos and try to make it flow nicely. Orchestrate the strokes any way you like.
Why isn't it just called a flam drag? Why make it a Blushda or Tony Williams -lick or anything like that. It's a basic rudiment.

http://www.vicfirth.com/education/ru...30flamdrag.php
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:25 PM
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Why isn't it just called a flam drag? Why make it a Blushda or Tony Williams -lick or anything like that. It's a basic rudiment.

http://www.vicfirth.com/education/ru...30flamdrag.php
The flam drag's sticking alternates and the blushda's sticking doesn't... but that's just splitting hairs.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:02 PM
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The flam drag's sticking alternates and the blushda's sticking doesn't... but that's just splitting hairs.
Yeah, but the movement of the hands is the same. And to be honest if I play a five stroke roll I almost always play the first half of it without alternating. So I don't think we need to name it differently. This exactly why we practice rudiments, makes everything so much more easy: OP: "How does Tony Williams play this blushda thing here?" DW:"just play the first half of a flam drag and orchestrate the right hand on the toms" OP:"ok".
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:27 AM
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Default Re: Tony Williams "blushda"

Thanks guys,

This is what makes this a must-use site for drummers.

Great explanations and cool links.

Right, now I'm off to blushda!
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