Concepts & Groupings


  Here we are going to take a more analytical approach to playing, almost mathematical at times.  Instead of thinking of a groove or fill as fixed 'bar', it's quite common to break down bars down into smaller clusters of notes, normally referred to as groupings.   A player might then choose a collection of groupings and phrase them against the bar, or even over the bar lines.  For examples of this you can examine Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater / Liquid Tension Experiment ), Virgil Donati (On the Virg), Vinnie Colaiuta, Terry Bozzio and many more !

 If you would like to submit your own lesson please feel free to contact me.

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Groove  Ideas  Using  Fixed  4  Note  Groupings  

16th note permutation studies  (4 Note groupings)

3 Note Feel  (16th Note)  Studies


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