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    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    It's Sunday Drumday! :) Today's wake 'n break is a sixteenth note triplet (counting: "1 trip let & trip let") backbeat that is made up of a paradiddle diddle sticking. Taking the bass drum first, we have notes falling on 1 and on "3&". Looking at the hi-hats next, we have notes falling on 1...
  2. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    Today's wake 'n break is a two bar groove with what I refer to as a "hard" one, meaning that we have a snare accent leading on 1. Starting with the snare drum first, we have accented notes falling on 1 and on 2 and the "a" of 2, as well as a ghost note on the "&" of 3. Looking at the hi-hats...
  3. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    Thank goodness it's Friday! :) Today's wake 'n break is a snare groove in 6/4. Taking the snare first, we have notes falling on "1&2&", a flammed buzz stroke on 3, and on "4&5&6&" with an accent on the "&" of 4. Next, our bass drum is falling on 1 and the "&" of 6 and last but not least, our...
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    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    Today's wake 'n break is a "boom chick" groove (which refers to the foot ostinato) that utilizes a shaker made of flattened bottle caps and a rare Hammerax mini Boomywang draped over my snare drum. Another unique thing is that the shaker is also being used as a stick. Taking the feet first...
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    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    Happy Humpday! 🐪 Today's wake 'n break is a groove is built around accented snare hits and splashed hi-hats. After listening back however, I think more of a crescendo would be hipper. Taking the bass drum first, we have notes falling on "1&", the "a" of 3, and on the "e" of 4. Looking at the...
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    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    Today's wake 'n break is a funky two bar sixteenth groove comprised of a bar of 4/4 followed by a bar of 3/4. Taking the hi-hats first, we have a steady slew of sixteenth notes on "1e&a 2e&a 3e&a 4e&a" in the first bar, followed by a slew of sixteenth notes on "1e&a 2e&a 3e&a" in the second...
  7. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    A new week is upon us once again! :) Today's wake 'n break is a two bar groove with a hand ostinato made up of sixteenth notes between the bass drum, snare drum, ride cymbal, and hi-hats. Looking at ride cymbal first, we have notes falling on "1, 2, 3, 4". Next, our hi-hats are falling on the...
  8. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    It's Sunday Drumday! :) Today's wake 'n break is an odd time groove in 7/4 and is based mainly around double strokes. Taking the bass drum first, we have notes falling on 1, the "&" of 2, and on 4. Looking at the hi-hats next, we have notes falling on "1&", the "&" of 2, and an open note on...
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    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    You know the deal by now. Saturday night's alright for fighting but it's better for drumming! Today's wake 'n break is a trashy boom bap backbeat that utilizes a second set of loosely tightened hi-hats, but you can use a stack or any other sound you would like. Starting with the bass drum...
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    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    Corrupted memory cards, be damned! Today's wake 'n break is finally up and it's a funk groove built around a variation of the Mozambique bell rhythm being played on the hi-hats. Taking the bass drum first, we have notes falling on 1, the "a" of 1, and on the "e" of 4. Looking at the hi-hats...
  11. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    Today's wake 'n break is a bembe groove in 6/8 that is built around flams being played between the rim and the snare drum. We also have both open and closed snare tones (with our wires dropped). Looking at the feet first, our bass drum is falling on 1 while our hi-hats are being chicked on 4...
  12. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    Happy Humpday! 🐪 Today's wake 'n break is a funky groove in 7/4 that borrows from the first half of Clyde Stubblefield's "fat back" groove. Taking the hi-hats first, we have a steady stream of eighth notes falling on "1&2&3&4&5&6&7&" with an open note on the "&" of 3. We are also chicking...
  13. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    I was at a rehearsal this evening and then my uber got pulled over but today's wake 'n break is here! NO DAYS OFF! Today's wake 'n break is a 6/4 groove where we are riding the snare and playing notes flam accents. Taking the bass drum first, we have notes falling on 1, the "&" of 3, and on...
  14. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    A new week is upon us once again! Today's wake 'n break is a 6/8 groove where our snare drum has accents on both an upbeat as well as a grouping of four notes in the last beat of the measure. Taking the bass drum first, we have notes falling on "1&", 2, the "&" of 3, on 4, and on "5&"...
  15. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    It's Sunday drumday! :) Today's wake 'n break is a sixteenth note groove where we have a cross stick falling right before each backbeat on the snare. Taking the bass drum first, we have notes falling on "1&", the "a" of 2, on "3&", and on the "a" of 4. Moving along to the hi-hats, we have...
  16. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    Saturday night is alright for fighting but even better for drumming! :) Today's wake 'n break is an uptempo and somewhat busy backbeat that has some ghost note action in the first bar. Looking at the bass drum first, we have notes falling on 1 and the "a" of 1, the "&" of 2, on 3 and the "a"...
  17. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    Thank goodness it's Friday! :) Today's wake 'n break is a backbeat that starts with a shuffled feel (sixteenth note triplets being counted "1 trip let & trip let"and utilizes hi-hat chicks and a tambourine. Starting with the bass drum first, we have notes falling on 1 and on the second "let"...
  18. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    Today's wake 'n break is a two bar groove with steady sixteenth notes being played with shakers (in this case, two caxixi with an ankle jingle held in between). Taking the shakers first, we have notes falling on "1e&a 2e&a 3e&a 4e&a" throughout both bars. Looking at the bass drum next, we have...
  19. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    Happy Humpday! My internet has been down for most of the day, but it's finally back. Today's wake 'n break is a two bar reggae groove with the bass drum placement of a one drop groove. This is not an actual one drop because we have more than one note being voiced in each bar. Taking the...
  20. kindbeats

    "Wake 'n Break" Series

    Today's wake 'n break is a sparse backbeat with an anticipated triplet cross rhythm happening on the hi-hats. Taking the bass drum first, we have a single note on 1. Next, our hi-hats are falling on the "trip" of 1, the "let" of 3, and and short open note 4. Last but not least, our snare drum...
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