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  1. maxdis

    How to be creative with the hi-hat

    Yes, less is more; actually sometimes I find myself playing ghostnotes on my thigh, in order to have the "placeholder" effect without the sound thank you very much!
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    How to be creative with the hi-hat

    very interesting approach!
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    A Freak Beat (Percussion Loops, episode 2)

    In this second episode of the "Percussion Loops" series I made a short composition inspired by the simple melodies of African music, also using traditional instruments such as Kalimba and Djembe, alongside others not belonging to that culture, such as Cajon and self-built copper bells. The...
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    Aphex Twin - “Flim” (melodic percussions, cajon)

    Thanks! Actually the Bad Plus version is the first one I've heard, even before the original one :-)
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    Aphex Twin - “Flim” (melodic percussions, cajon)

    In this new video I played my own arrangement of the Aphex Twin song “Flim”, using only acoustic percussions (Cajon, Glockenspiel, Bells and Xylophone) and no electronic sound (despite the original song being entirely electronic). The full video is visible on my Youtube channel , to which you...
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    After The Lock (Percussion Loops, episode 1)

    This short piece was made entirely with percussion instruments, playing and recording every single part, adding them in real time one after the other with the looping technique. Listening with headphones is recommended, especially to catch the very low frequencies of the Udu drum. The complete...
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    Chris Dave - "Vanguard" - complete drum transcription

    yes, it took a while to figure out some licks :-)
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    Chris Dave - "Vanguard" - complete drum transcription

    you're welcome!
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    Chris Dave - "Vanguard" - complete drum transcription

    Hi, just uploaded a complete transcription of the drum part played by Chris Dave on the "Vanguard" track, from the José James "No Beginning No End" album. Download the transcription PDF for free at https://www.massimodiscepoli.com (in the "Trascrizioni" section")
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    Bill Stewart - "Wee" (bass trades) - drum transcription

    Hi, just uploaded a transcription of the drum trades played by Bill Stewart on the "Wee" track, from the John Scofield Trio "EnRoute" album. Download the transcription PDF for free at https://massimodiscepoli.com/trascrizioni preview:
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    Questlove - "Break You Off" (outro) - transcription

    Hi, just uploaded a transcription of the amazing drum 'n' bass groove played by Questlove on the "Break You Off" outro, from the Roots "Phrenology" album. Download the transcription PDF for free at https://massimodiscepoli.com/trascrizioni preview:
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    Signals

    thank you!
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    Signals

    In this new video, as in the previous "3 kinds of 5", I play another self-made instrument, again with metal tubes, but in this case aluminum ones (while in the other video they were copper). The sound is therefore richer in high frequencies, but also lower in volume; also the scale used is...
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    How to be creative with the hi-hat

    In this lesson we will discover a method that will allow us to insert the hihat pedal sound at any point of a rhythm, thus creating original grooves that will have an additional layer of rhythmic complexity than usual. Download the syncopated sheet from...
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    How to create many hand-foot combinations

    In this lesson we ‘ll talk about a method that will allow us to create a large number of phrases using combinations between the hands and bass drum; these phrases can then be used while soloing or as fills. The method is based on syncopated rhythms, which will then be interpreted on the drums...
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    Circular Paths

    Thank you for your kind words! Yes, it's very fun doing that, althought there's a lot of work involved...but as you said, the satisfaction make this worth it :-)
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    Roundness

    "Roundness" was originally composed as an electronic piece, but in this performance the parts of the main synth are rearranged for the xylophone: these are two sequences that are repeated for almost the whole song, each in 5/4 but which, due to the bass harmonic rhythm, they are also perceived...
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    Patterns

    Thank you very much! My steel drum is a cheap, no name one, but I think it's sounds good enough...the ones you have, I think they sound even better, though ;-)
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    Patterns

    This new song was built starting from some patterns played with the Steel Tongue Drum, which constitute the skeleton of the entire composition. The xylophone, bells, drums and bass were added to them. Listening with headphones/earbuds is recommended.
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