Quarantine Exercise: How to Speed Up an Slow Down while Playing with a Click. (video)

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Wait!...I thought you get fired for that!? You DO get fired for that, but no one's hiring now.
During this lock down I stumbled on this exercise where the 2&4 stay with the a click while everything else intentionally speeds up or slows down creating a rushed or dragging effect. Kind of weird.
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Nobody...really? Ok correct answer gets a limited edition Trump snare drum head.
 

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isn't it 'just' 8ths, quadruples, triplets, septuplets and double time and then back down. in a grouping of 3 16th?
 

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Good guess and thanks for your answer, but that's not it exactly. Btw by quadruplets do you mean 16th notes?
 
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Before I explain the exercise would anyone else like to quess what's going on?
 

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Good guess and thanks for your answer, but that's not it exactly. Btw by quadruplets do you mean 16th notes?
By quadruplets I meant '4 over 3', but I change my answer to the accents (hihat lift) being in 4, 5, 6, 7 an 8 over 4.. And the acc being the last note of a 3 note pattern. Makes sense?
 

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Hey Rallaei. Thanks for your answer.

Your'e right, there's no 4 over 3 going on. The speed does increase by 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 notes (hence the name) and back down but each time over 8 beats or two bars. Each section is played for 8 bars. The snare plays on beat 3 with the click regardless of the modulation speed while the hat stays in the 4/4 pattern, even through the odd numbered groupings.

You hear the open hats sounds 4 times in 2 bars, (4 over 2) to begin, then in the next modulation it's 5 times in 2 bars (5 over 2) the next, 6 over 2 bars then 7 over 2 and finally a double time of 8 over 2 bars.

The odd numbers of 5 and 7 you can hear the open hat sound starting on the first beat but getting displaced on the second bar to the off beats. I attached the hat part written out.

Hope that's clear. It's actually easier to play that explain in writing. Comments welcome.


Modulation Exercise.jpg
 

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Hey Rallaei. Thanks for your answer.

Your'e right, there's no 4 over 3 going on. The speed does increase by 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 notes (hence the name) and back down but each time over 8 beats or two bars. Each section is played for 8 bars. The snare plays on beat 3 with the click regardless of the modulation speed while the hat stays in the 4/4 pattern, even through the odd numbered groupings.

You hear the open hats sounds 4 times in 2 bars, (4 over 2) to begin, then in the next modulation it's 5 times in 2 bars (5 over 2) the next, 6 over 2 bars then 7 over 2 and finally a double time of 8 over 2 bars.

The odd numbers of 5 and 7 you can hear the open hat sound starting on the first beat but getting displaced on the second bar to the off beats. I attached the hat part written out.

Hope that's clear. It's actually easier to play that explain in writing. Comments welcome.


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Thanks! I think.
 


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