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Beat 229 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.21.24 w/xtra related beat & notations. Yet another one in 7?! (I’ll move on soon). This is an outgrowth of the xtra beat from last week’s post - keeping the same RH drum part but moving the LH from @zildjiancompany frying pans to a new @meinlpercussion kalimba melody this week (still subdivided as 2+2+3). The 2 vids = diff. tempos/feels, but both using a distortion pedal to add that fuzz that I love to the kalimba. Vids 3-5 are this week's xtra beat which is the same melody as the main beat kalimba part but moved to @majesticpercussion glock & the RH part moves from the stacks & SD to just drums. Each of those vids are just diff. mallet combos in the RH (a few customized @promarksticks marching tenor mallets and a @dragonfly_percussion insanely soft mallet). My fav part and reason for posting this one is the happy accident/cool interplay between the HH and the 2 stacks. I also wanted to show how one idea can be re-orchestrated / re-tooled many ways to create new and very different sounding beats. These border on being short musical phrases or micro-pieces but I still think of them as complex drum beats since they started as beats. New record w/Saccata 4tet coming in June - check the @wejazzhelsinki site for info and sneak peak. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard  @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 229 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.21.24 w/xtra related beat & notations. Yet another one in 7?! (I’ll move on soon). This is an outgrowth of the xtra beat from last week’s post - keeping the same RH drum part but moving the LH from @zildjiancompany frying pans to a new @meinlpercussion kalimba melody this week (still subdivided as 2+2+3). The 2 vids = diff. tempos/feels, but both using a distortion pedal to add that fuzz that I love to the kalimba. Vids 3-5 are this week`s xtra beat which is the same melody as the main beat kalimba part but moved to @majesticpercussion glock & the RH part moves from the stacks & SD to just drums. Each of those vids are just diff. mallet combos in the RH (a few customized @promarksticks marching tenor mallets and a @dragonfly_percussion insanely soft mallet). My fav part and reason for posting this one is the happy accident/cool interplay between the HH and the 2 stacks. I also wanted to show how one idea can be re-orchestrated / re-tooled many ways to create new and very different sounding beats. These border on being short musical phrases or micro-pieces but I still think of them as complex drum beats since they started as beats. New record w/Saccata 4tet coming in June - check the @wejazzhelsinki site for info and sneak peak. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 228 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.17.24 w/xtra related beat, frying pan vid & notations. Another one in 7. The main beat is subdivided 2+3+2 (2nd vid is just slower) and the xtra beat is felt as 2+2+3 (w/additional fast & slow takes). Each features a unique @zildjiancompany frying pan pattern. @cymbalcraftsman sent the pans to me a long time ago when they were being proto-typed - thx Paul! I use them w/ @wilco on Bull Black Nova and in many other settings. Their sound is an interesting mix between bell cymbal and small gong - not a pure pitch, but def “pitched”. Using custom @promarksticks drumset mallet on those and a @creative_percussion shaker beater on the BD w/the usual suspects on the HH. My fav part of both of these beats is the feet. The alternating BD & HH rhythm is super fun to execute. The RH & feet comprise a linear  drum beat with the LH acting independently as a lead voice - supporting the drum part but separate. The stacks timbre work nicely w/the prepared HH and frying pans. These ideas can be explored and arranged in so many ways - lots of possibilities here. New record w/Saccata 4tet coming in June - check the @wejazzhelsinki site for info and sneak peak. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard  @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 228 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.17.24 w/xtra related beat, frying pan vid & notations. Another one in 7. The main beat is subdivided 2+3+2 (2nd vid is just slower) and the xtra beat is felt as 2+2+3 (w/additional fast & slow takes). Each features a unique @zildjiancompany frying pan pattern. @cymbalcraftsman sent the pans to me a long time ago when they were being proto-typed - thx Paul! I use them w/ @wilco on Bull Black Nova and in many other settings. Their sound is an interesting mix between bell cymbal and small gong - not a pure pitch, but def “pitched”. Using custom @promarksticks drumset mallet on those and a @creative_percussion shaker beater on the BD w/the usual suspects on the HH. My fav part of both of these beats is the feet. The alternating BD & HH rhythm is super fun to execute. The RH & feet comprise a linear drum beat with the LH acting independently as a lead voice - supporting the drum part but separate. The stacks timbre work nicely w/the prepared HH and frying pans. These ideas can be explored and arranged in so many ways - lots of possibilities here. New record w/Saccata 4tet coming in June - check the @wejazzhelsinki site for info and sneak peak. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 227 of my #DrumBeatProject, Steve Albini tribute 5.8.24 w/xtra takes, cym vid & notations. After I heard of Steve’s untimely passing, I put my huge “splashes” on the kit, sat down and played this. The next day I went back and added a sample of his blistering, blood curdling, face-melting, Shellac guitar to my BD using @sunhouseinc #sensorypercussion. Hopefully he would have approved. I’ve recorded at his @electricalaudio studio many times (including for my solo record, Adventureland) and got to work with him on the Edith Frost record Wonder Wonder. His loss is absolutely devastating to our community & so many people near and dear to me. He was always the smartest & most ethical guy in the room and gave me one of the nicest compliments and biggest confidence boosts when I really needed it when @modern_drummer magazine interviewed him on drummers. Hopefully this helps in the smallest of ways to keep his spirit alive... Besides all the incredible music, I hope people remember how kind & generous he was & carry on his example. This one was pretty hard to get sounding good and consistent - but his gtr. really helped! Those are 2 vintage Japanese cymbals (maybe Pearls?) that I got in Tokyo a decade ago & a @gmdcymbals Neptune crash & new @zildjiancompany 22” paper thin crash. Using various @promarksticks & a custom monkey ear rattle on HH. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard  @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 227 of my #DrumBeatProject, Steve Albini tribute 5.8.24 w/xtra takes, cym vid & notations. After I heard of Steve’s untimely passing, I put my huge “splashes” on the kit, sat down and played this. The next day I went back and added a sample of his blistering, blood curdling, face-melting, Shellac guitar to my BD using @sunhouseinc #sensorypercussion. Hopefully he would have approved. I’ve recorded at his @electricalaudio studio many times (including for my solo record, Adventureland) and got to work with him on the Edith Frost record Wonder Wonder. His loss is absolutely devastating to our community & so many people near and dear to me. He was always the smartest & most ethical guy in the room and gave me one of the nicest compliments and biggest confidence boosts when I really needed it when @modern_drummer magazine interviewed him on drummers. Hopefully this helps in the smallest of ways to keep his spirit alive... Besides all the incredible music, I hope people remember how kind & generous he was & carry on his example. This one was pretty hard to get sounding good and consistent - but his gtr. really helped! Those are 2 vintage Japanese cymbals (maybe Pearls?) that I got in Tokyo a decade ago & a @gmdcymbals Neptune crash & new @zildjiancompany 22” paper thin crash. Using various @promarksticks & a custom monkey ear rattle on HH. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 226 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.3.24 w/notations. A linear beat w/ lots of acoustic sounds & w/voice samples of the incredible gabriela_riley in English & Portuguese thru @sunhouseinc #sensorypercussion. Counts 1 & 4 have 32nd note figures and bookend the 3 note groupings of 16ths that are being played in cts. 2 & 3. Acoustic colors courtesy of @meinlpercussion metal and seed chimes @stack_ring_percussion crasher & @zildjiancompany bell cym & stacks & @gmdcymbals bell cym too. Using @davedeming & @promarksticks implements. Lots of options for revoicing on whatever timbres you choose. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard  @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 226 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.3.24 w/notations. A linear beat w/ lots of acoustic sounds & w/voice samples of the incredible gabriela_riley in English & Portuguese thru @sunhouseinc #sensorypercussion. Counts 1 & 4 have 32nd note figures and bookend the 3 note groupings of 16ths that are being played in cts. 2 & 3. Acoustic colors courtesy of @meinlpercussion metal and seed chimes @stack_ring_percussion crasher & @zildjiancompany bell cym & stacks & @gmdcymbals bell cym too. Using @davedeming & @promarksticks implements. Lots of options for revoicing on whatever timbres you choose. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 225 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.18.23, 2 beats & notations. More archival vids of me getting sounds for the @taylorswift TTPD/ The Anthology & Ed Sheeran @teddyphotos Autumn Variations sessions w/the wonderful @AaronDessner at the house that drumming hero @brian.deck built @narwhalchicago -1st video I’m in my my wheelhouse. I’ve posted similar ones, of this ilk, but hopefully not this exact one! It’s me channeling the great Tony Allen through sticking combinations that were ingrained when I arranged and learned @stevereich legendary Clapping Music but for RH & LH duet. That’s still my go to warmup and those patterns have found their way into so much of my playing as exhibited here. When the BD dbls the RH in places, it creates a cool  Swiss triplet between SD & BD too. 2nd vid is slower. 3rd vid is a tom-centric, upbeat BD one that I almost didn’t include due to the unforgivable tasty face going on… oh well… When I play beats like that I always think of @chamberdrums & @themattcameron since I’ve heard them both do beats kinda like that & their influence on me is unquestionable. They do it w/out the grimace though… Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @straightxnarrow @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 225 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.18.23, 2 beats & notations. More archival vids of me getting sounds for the @taylorswift TTPD/ The Anthology & Ed Sheeran @teddyphotos Autumn Variations sessions w/the wonderful @AaronDessner at the house that drumming hero @brian.deck built @narwhalchicago -1st video I’m in my my wheelhouse. I’ve posted similar ones, of this ilk, but hopefully not this exact one! It’s me channeling the great Tony Allen through sticking combinations that were ingrained when I arranged and learned @stevereich legendary Clapping Music but for RH & LH duet. That’s still my go to warmup and those patterns have found their way into so much of my playing as exhibited here. When the BD dbls the RH in places, it creates a cool Swiss triplet between SD & BD too. 2nd vid is slower. 3rd vid is a tom-centric, upbeat BD one that I almost didn’t include due to the unforgivable tasty face going on… oh well… When I play beats like that I always think of @chamberdrums & @themattcameron since I’ve heard them both do beats kinda like that & their influence on me is unquestionable. They do it w/out the grimace though… Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @straightxnarrow @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 224 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.17.23, 2 beats & notations. Since @taylorswift released the 2bl The Tortured Poets Department/The Anthology yesterday, I decided to pull one from the archives, specifically one that I grabbed while getting sounds for those sessions at the beautiful @narwhalchicago with my friend, producer extraordinaire @AaronDessner -This was one of the kits that I brought (w/the help of @ashwin_deepankar ) & is comprised of my vintage blue North Drums, rototoms &/my vintage calf-head Slingerland BD and vintage A @zildjiancompany HiHats. That BD is on a whole bunch of records & actually was the spark that started my decades-long duo w/ @daringraymusic #On Fillmore. Using @promarksticks steel pan mallets to play this spin on a Mozambique sticking (bell pattern on toms) but with HH playing quarters and BD marking the phrase. I did use this kit for some overdubs on TTPD/The Anthology - & Cousin from @wilco too btw. The 2nd vid is the same beat, diff. orchestration. I’m dampening the head w/my LH to change the SD tone when the BD plays & using @creative_percussion BD beater & shaker mallet on @xpercussionofficial click. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! And check out those records too. @straightxnarrow @clark.hubbard  #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 224 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.17.23, 2 beats & notations. Since @taylorswift released the 2bl The Tortured Poets Department/The Anthology yesterday, I decided to pull one from the archives, specifically one that I grabbed while getting sounds for those sessions at the beautiful @narwhalchicago with my friend, producer extraordinaire @AaronDessner -This was one of the kits that I brought (w/the help of @ashwin_deepankar ) & is comprised of my vintage blue North Drums, rototoms &/my vintage calf-head Slingerland BD and vintage A @zildjiancompany HiHats. That BD is on a whole bunch of records & actually was the spark that started my decades-long duo w/ @daringraymusic #On Fillmore. Using @promarksticks steel pan mallets to play this spin on a Mozambique sticking (bell pattern on toms) but with HH playing quarters and BD marking the phrase. I did use this kit for some overdubs on TTPD/The Anthology - & Cousin from @wilco too btw. The 2nd vid is the same beat, diff. orchestration. I’m dampening the head w/my LH to change the SD tone when the BD plays & using @creative_percussion BD beater & shaker mallet on @xpercussionofficial click. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! And check out those records too. @straightxnarrow @clark.hubbard #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 223 of my #DrumBeatProject 3.25.24 w/alt tempos & notations. The melody for this one came independently & then I matched it w/the beat - I guess I was in 5/8 mode that weekend...This is an ostinato-free beat: all limbs are playing parts that interlock and work together, but nothing is on auto-pilot. The HH is always w/a LH but not every LH. The BD plays w/the LH and then opposite it. The RH is independent from the LH except on ct. 5 - so this is one to just start slowly with and break down by limb combinations until it all becomes internalized. I wish I had more time to make a more dynamic vid but had a busy week. The star of the show here is the @gmdcymbals Accent cymbal - such a cool sound that reminds me of a mix of Korean gwangari, @keplingerdrums cymbal and an @zildjiancompany frying pan - I don’t have anything else like it. That sound works nicely w/the @meinlpercussion Tar - used here as a FT. Lots of HH bling to bring that voice out and @promarksticks glock mallet and @dragonfly_percussion felt mallet on the drums. I’d love to see some other interpretations of this one…Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out!  @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 223 of my #DrumBeatProject 3.25.24 w/alt tempos & notations. The melody for this one came independently & then I matched it w/the beat - I guess I was in 5/8 mode that weekend...This is an ostinato-free beat: all limbs are playing parts that interlock and work together, but nothing is on auto-pilot. The HH is always w/a LH but not every LH. The BD plays w/the LH and then opposite it. The RH is independent from the LH except on ct. 5 - so this is one to just start slowly with and break down by limb combinations until it all becomes internalized. I wish I had more time to make a more dynamic vid but had a busy week. The star of the show here is the @gmdcymbals Accent cymbal - such a cool sound that reminds me of a mix of Korean gwangari, @keplingerdrums cymbal and an @zildjiancompany frying pan - I don’t have anything else like it. That sound works nicely w/the @meinlpercussion Tar - used here as a FT. Lots of HH bling to bring that voice out and @promarksticks glock mallet and @dragonfly_percussion felt mallet on the drums. I’d love to see some other interpretations of this one…Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 222 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.6.24 w/notations. Another quick improv beat from Italy about a month ago during rehearsals w/ @ate9_dance A bit of a question/answer like last week but reversing the order w/SD answering the BD. Nice double stop on ct. 2 w/buzz on SD and little Swiss triplet figure between SD & HH on ct. 3 of each mea. too. The focal points are the HH openings on each ct. 4 that gives the beat a cadence: long in 1st mea. and short in the 2nd w/an audible HH close thanks to the @creative_percussion can shaker. This one’s fun to play & not super challenging so try it out!  Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out!  @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 222 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.6.24 w/notations. Another quick improv beat from Italy about a month ago during rehearsals w/ @ate9_dance A bit of a question/answer like last week but reversing the order w/SD answering the BD. Nice double stop on ct. 2 w/buzz on SD and little Swiss triplet figure between SD & HH on ct. 3 of each mea. too. The focal points are the HH openings on each ct. 4 that gives the beat a cadence: long in 1st mea. and short in the 2nd w/an audible HH close thanks to the @creative_percussion can shaker. This one’s fun to play & not super challenging so try it out! Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 221 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.2.24 w/faster vid & notations. Just a quick improv beat. 2 similar mea. w/the defining difference being the HH openning in mea. 1 vs.the SD accent on “e” of ct. 3 in mea. 2. Sort of a question/answer form that trades the action from the SD(LH) to the BD(RF) and w/a nice bouncy “ride” pattern on HH(RH) above it all. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out!  @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 221 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.2.24 w/faster vid & notations. Just a quick improv beat. 2 similar mea. w/the defining difference being the HH openning in mea. 1 vs.the SD accent on “e” of ct. 3 in mea. 2. Sort of a question/answer form that trades the action from the SD(LH) to the BD(RF) and w/a nice bouncy “ride” pattern on HH(RH) above it all. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 220 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.21.24 w/notations. This is a beat I used in Japan a few weeks back as a jumping off point for an improvised segment in “Calling Glenn” w/ @ate9_dance - it came out of working on independence, but instead of rhythmic independence among the limbs - dynamic independence. Where beat #219 focussed on only the RH shifting tempo, here only the LH plays crescendos and decrescendos while the other 3 limbs remain unchanged. Like last week, it’s trickier than it looks! Sometimes the LH wants to hit some of the accents in unison w/the RH. As drummers, we’re accustomed to everything (all limbs) playing at the same dynamic to create a uniform groove. When you take one limb out of that equation to do something contrary - it can be very disorienting! So be patient and listen to what you’re playing. Remember that the feet are the anchor and RH accent pattern & movement will become second nature & ingrained through repetition. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projectscheck ’em out!  @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 220 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.21.24 w/notations. This is a beat I used in Japan a few weeks back as a jumping off point for an improvised segment in “Calling Glenn” w/ @ate9_dance - it came out of working on independence, but instead of rhythmic independence among the limbs - dynamic independence. Where beat #219 focussed on only the RH shifting tempo, here only the LH plays crescendos and decrescendos while the other 3 limbs remain unchanged. Like last week, it’s trickier than it looks! Sometimes the LH wants to hit some of the accents in unison w/the RH. As drummers, we’re accustomed to everything (all limbs) playing at the same dynamic to create a uniform groove. When you take one limb out of that equation to do something contrary - it can be very disorienting! So be patient and listen to what you’re playing. Remember that the feet are the anchor and RH accent pattern & movement will become second nature & ingrained through repetition. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projectscheck ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 219 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.2.24 w/notations. Deceptively difficult! I realize not everyone has an air raid siren (ty! @jefftweedy )- or SPD - or Reco Electro - but those surfaces/sounds are easily exchanged for sounds on a standard kit. For the siren though, maybe subbing circles w/a brush on the FT will reveal the difficulty inherent in this one. It’s all about the RH accelerando & then ritardando while the rest of the body stays locked in time & playing a consistent pattern. As drummers, we’re accustomed to everything (all limbs) locking in to create the best groove all the while keeping steady time. When you take one limb out of that equation to do something contrary - it can be very disorienting! So be patient w/yourself. The upbeat HH part could be switched to downbeats at first to make it a bit easier too. This is in the same family as #211 & #217 and is the final post in this series with these SPD sounds. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out!  @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 219 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.2.24 w/notations. Deceptively difficult! I realize not everyone has an air raid siren (ty! @jefftweedy )- or SPD - or Reco Electro - but those surfaces/sounds are easily exchanged for sounds on a standard kit. For the siren though, maybe subbing circles w/a brush on the FT will reveal the difficulty inherent in this one. It’s all about the RH accelerando & then ritardando while the rest of the body stays locked in time & playing a consistent pattern. As drummers, we’re accustomed to everything (all limbs) locking in to create the best groove all the while keeping steady time. When you take one limb out of that equation to do something contrary - it can be very disorienting! So be patient w/yourself. The upbeat HH part could be switched to downbeats at first to make it a bit easier too. This is in the same family as #211 & #217 and is the final post in this series with these SPD sounds. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 218 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.2.24 w/notations. Best w/ headphones. This is an extension of last week’s beat - triggering the same sounds from the SPD that I used for the @Ate_9 performances in Tokyo last weekend but a bit less rigid and with more feel. It’s a pattern beat 
& mostly linear - sans the upbeat HH’s (another holdover from last week). The funnest part for me is the interplay between SD & BD - maybe the most challenging aspect as well. The buzz and swells give mea. 1 a nice shape, w/the stacks and FT in mea. 2 providing an answer to those as well as nice resolution to the whole phrase. It’s in the lineage w/ #211 & #217 with maybe one more pre-recorded beat in that family coming if I’m unable to get some alone kit time in the next week while on tour w/ @Wilco in Japan and Australia. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out!  @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 218 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.2.24 w/notations. Best w/ headphones. This is an extension of last week’s beat - triggering the same sounds from the SPD that I used for the @Ate_9 performances in Tokyo last weekend but a bit less rigid and with more feel. It’s a pattern beat
& mostly linear - sans the upbeat HH’s (another holdover from last week). The funnest part for me is the interplay between SD & BD - maybe the most challenging aspect as well. The buzz and swells give mea. 1 a nice shape, w/the stacks and FT in mea. 2 providing an answer to those as well as nice resolution to the whole phrase. It’s in the lineage w/ #211 & #217 with maybe one more pre-recorded beat in that family coming if I’m unable to get some alone kit time in the next week while on tour w/ @Wilco in Japan and Australia. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor
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Beat 217 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.2.24 w/notations. One for headphones. I’m in the middle of shows with @ate9_dance in Tokyo and this beat came from a little exploration after practicing a section that uses this SPD setting & Reco Electro. Messing with LH x-stk upbeats while the RH and feet do the beat from this section of the show. It’s more challenging than it looks, especially when the RH isn’t playing much and providing balance to the LH (1st 2 counts), which is why I decided to post this one - a good exercise for anyone interested. You don’t need the SPD either - those sounds can played on cymbals and toms. This one isn’t flashy, but is useful imo. Btw - this section of the piece comes right after the one featured in Beat 211. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out!  @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 217 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.2.24 w/notations. One for headphones. I’m in the middle of shows with @ate9_dance in Tokyo and this beat came from a little exploration after practicing a section that uses this SPD setting & Reco Electro. Messing with LH x-stk upbeats while the RH and feet do the beat from this section of the show. It’s more challenging than it looks, especially when the RH isn’t playing much and providing balance to the LH (1st 2 counts), which is why I decided to post this one - a good exercise for anyone interested. You don’t need the SPD either - those sounds can played on cymbals and toms. This one isn’t flashy, but is useful imo. Btw - this section of the piece comes right after the one featured in Beat 211. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 216 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.1.24 w/xtra hybrid beat vids & notations. The final installment of this idea which is a continuation of the last 2 weeks. This has a different melody on the @Zildjiancompany crotales but same right-side beat (a linear pattern subdivided 3+3+2 & an a-a-a-b form). Combined with the melody from last week, it made for a nice hybrid beat with the first half of last week’s and the second half of this week’s. That’s the 2nd vid, 3rd vid is slower for learning. Again, the crotales can be subbed with anything pitched. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out!  @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 216 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.1.24 w/xtra hybrid beat vids & notations. The final installment of this idea which is a continuation of the last 2 weeks. This has a different melody on the @Zildjiancompany crotales but same right-side beat (a linear pattern subdivided 3+3+2 & an a-a-a-b form). Combined with the melody from last week, it made for a nice hybrid beat with the first half of last week’s and the second half of this week’s. That’s the 2nd vid, 3rd vid is slower for learning. Again, the crotales can be subbed with anything pitched. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 215 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.1.24 w/alt tempos & notations. A continuation of last week but with the LH adding pitches - still more to explore with this one though. The right side is playing a linear pattern subdivided 3+3+2 & an a-a-a-b form. The LH is doing the same rhythmic line as last week but with an a-b-a-b’ form on the crotales. Any pitched percussion can be subbed though, of course. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out!  @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 215 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.1.24 w/alt tempos & notations. A continuation of last week but with the LH adding pitches - still more to explore with this one though. The right side is playing a linear pattern subdivided 3+3+2 & an a-a-a-b form. The LH is doing the same rhythmic line as last week but with an a-b-a-b’ form on the crotales. Any pitched percussion can be subbed though, of course. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 214 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.1.24 w/alt takes, related beat & notations. This one has a nice little groove with lots of looping & orchestration possibilities to explore. The right side is playing a linear pattern subdivided 3+3+2 w/ the LH doing a clave-esque line on top. It’s got an a-a-a-b form. Lots of diff. sounds can be used for the LH part: the 1st vid is on a large Keo Percussion wood block, 2nd is a bit slower & on a stack, 3rd faster w/  @upcycledpercussion rattle and 4th on @zildjiancompany metal castanets. Those last 2 drop a key BD note so notated those as a separate beat. That’s the amazing @percussion.wtf Reco Electro on the SD w/a test tube brush that I’m striking being held on it w/ @drumgees to keep everything in place. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out!  @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 214 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.1.24 w/alt takes, related beat & notations. This one has a nice little groove with lots of looping & orchestration possibilities to explore. The right side is playing a linear pattern subdivided 3+3+2 w/ the LH doing a clave-esque line on top. It’s got an a-a-a-b form. Lots of diff. sounds can be used for the LH part: the 1st vid is on a large Keo Percussion wood block, 2nd is a bit slower & on a stack, 3rd faster w/ @upcycledpercussion rattle and 4th on @zildjiancompany metal castanets. Those last 2 drop a key BD note so notated those as a separate beat. That’s the amazing @percussion.wtf Reco Electro on the SD w/a test tube brush that I’m striking being held on it w/ @drumgees to keep everything in place. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 213 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.22.24 w/alt takes & notations. This is a continuation of last week’s beat in that the RH and feet are playing the same parts, but the LH moved from 2 temple blocks to a crotale chord progression. The feet are playing 3 against 4. Crotales/LH are quarter note triplets alternating in a 6 note low/high pattern for each of the 4 chords of the progression which is from Mvt. 5 of my piece Anomaly. That was originally written for @kronos_quartet and can be heard on my record Adventureland - also subsequently arr. for both solo vibes & marimba duo (all of these scores are available on my website). I’ve been working up the solo vibes version for my upcoming performances w/ @ate9_dance so that was in my head & worked nicely with this beat. Alt takes are different tempos. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out!  @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 213 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.22.24 w/alt takes & notations. This is a continuation of last week’s beat in that the RH and feet are playing the same parts, but the LH moved from 2 temple blocks to a crotale chord progression. The feet are playing 3 against 4. Crotales/LH are quarter note triplets alternating in a 6 note low/high pattern for each of the 4 chords of the progression which is from Mvt. 5 of my piece Anomaly. That was originally written for @kronos_quartet and can be heard on my record Adventureland - also subsequently arr. for both solo vibes & marimba duo (all of these scores are available on my website). I’ve been working up the solo vibes version for my upcoming performances w/ @ate9_dance so that was in my head & worked nicely with this beat. Alt takes are different tempos. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 212 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.22.24 w/alt versions & notations. A random idea came and this is one of the variations after I began exploring it. Its got 2 sounds each of wood (temple blocks) drums (SD & FT) & jingles/metal (stack & HH). The feet are plating 3 against 4. Temple blks/LH are quarter note triplets broken up into groups of 2 by pitch. The RH part works w/ the LH in a way that implies a groove in 3 - but it was conceived in 4 and notated in 12/8. Gonna mess with this one a bit more… 2nd vid is LH on a Belizean slit drum. 3rd vid is slower w/a softer LH mallet & stk so the drums speak more. 4th is w/out shaker mallet & faster. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out!  @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 212 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.22.24 w/alt versions & notations. A random idea came and this is one of the variations after I began exploring it. Its got 2 sounds each of wood (temple blocks) drums (SD & FT) & jingles/metal (stack & HH). The feet are plating 3 against 4. Temple blks/LH are quarter note triplets broken up into groups of 2 by pitch. The RH part works w/ the LH in a way that implies a groove in 3 - but it was conceived in 4 and notated in 12/8. Gonna mess with this one a bit more… 2nd vid is LH on a Belizean slit drum. 3rd vid is slower w/a softer LH mallet & stk so the drums speak more. 4th is w/out shaker mallet & faster. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 211 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.17.24 w/notations - best w/headphones! Playing around w/new ideas for my Collaboration with @ate9_dance March 1-3 in Tokyo, utilizing the @percussion.wtf Reco Electro again like last week but scraping it more this time - along with 3 samples being triggered from the SPD. The heaviness of the electronic sounds, BD and FT’s is countered by the upbeat HH and SD sextuplet. The BD goes from supporting those electro sounds to filling in the gaps between the hands. Like last week, this one totally works on a standard acoustic kit - just sub the electronic sounds out. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out!  @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 211 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.17.24 w/notations - best w/headphones! Playing around w/new ideas for my Collaboration with @ate9_dance March 1-3 in Tokyo, utilizing the @percussion.wtf Reco Electro again like last week but scraping it more this time - along with 3 samples being triggered from the SPD. The heaviness of the electronic sounds, BD and FT’s is countered by the upbeat HH and SD sextuplet. The BD goes from supporting those electro sounds to filling in the gaps between the hands. Like last week, this one totally works on a standard acoustic kit - just sub the electronic sounds out. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link for my newest piece, a Max Roach tribute, The Thunder That Smokes, in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 210 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.8.24 w/alt take and notations. This one features my maiden voyage w/the incredible @percussion.wtf Reco Electro - I haven’t even dug into the possibilites with this instrument yet, more to come with this one, such amazing lows and resonance! The beat is linear, using @upcycledpercussion & @stack_ring_percussion on the HH for added volume and @creative_percussion & @Davedeming shaker mallet and Zebra Fan respectively on SD since HH & SD are essentially the chatter element in the beat. The Reco Electro high pitch is acting as what the BD would normally play and the deep coil hits are acting as the SD would traditionally play / the backbeats - so highs and lows are reversed. This is super fun to play even w/out the Reco - just sub a ride bell and stack for ex. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel plz subscribe! Link for new piece “The Thunder That Smokes” in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 210 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.8.24 w/alt take and notations. This one features my maiden voyage w/the incredible @percussion.wtf Reco Electro - I haven’t even dug into the possibilites with this instrument yet, more to come with this one, such amazing lows and resonance! The beat is linear, using @upcycledpercussion & @stack_ring_percussion on the HH for added volume and @creative_percussion & @Davedeming shaker mallet and Zebra Fan respectively on SD since HH & SD are essentially the chatter element in the beat. The Reco Electro high pitch is acting as what the BD would normally play and the deep coil hits are acting as the SD would traditionally play / the backbeats - so highs and lows are reversed. This is super fun to play even w/out the Reco - just sub a ride bell and stack for ex. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel plz subscribe! Link for new piece “The Thunder That Smokes” in bio. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 209 (Max Roach tribute!) of my #DrumBeatProject 12.26.23 w/notations. The father of solo drumset composition, Max Roach, would have been 100 years old this Wed. 1/10. In homage I created a beat from the first phrase of my new solo work, The Thunder That Smokes, which is inspired by 2 of his works. I use a motif from his somewhat obscure piece in 5/4, JasMe, and bend it into a piece in 3/4 - a nod to his classic The Drum Also Waltzes. I use a lot of his formal structure tendencies in the piece too - which is now available through Ox and Lamb Productions link in bio (and through my website glennkotche.com/scores very soon). There’s also a great video on both sites of Jacob Davidson performing it. The vocal sample is from a radio interview & perfectly summarizes the origins of our incredible instrument. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 209 (Max Roach tribute!) of my #DrumBeatProject 12.26.23 w/notations. The father of solo drumset composition, Max Roach, would have been 100 years old this Wed. 1/10. In homage I created a beat from the first phrase of my new solo work, The Thunder That Smokes, which is inspired by 2 of his works. I use a motif from his somewhat obscure piece in 5/4, JasMe, and bend it into a piece in 3/4 - a nod to his classic The Drum Also Waltzes. I use a lot of his formal structure tendencies in the piece too - which is now available through Ox and Lamb Productions link in bio (and through my website glennkotche.com/scores very soon). There’s also a great video on both sites of Jacob Davidson performing it. The vocal sample is from a radio interview & perfectly summarizes the origins of our incredible instrument. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 208 of my #DrumBeatProject 12.24.23 w/variation & related beat vids & notations. A spontaneous beat starting w/a single stroke lick that ends w/a HH foot/hand double leading into a SD bkbt. Or in the alt vid, a FT/SD RH sweep. 2nd vid is the same but snares off, 3rd & 4th vids are the aforementioned variation at reg. & slower tempo.  The small, right-side stack features prominently into the whole. Using my #activewave570 sig stx. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 208 of my #DrumBeatProject 12.24.23 w/variation & related beat vids & notations. A spontaneous beat starting w/a single stroke lick that ends w/a HH foot/hand double leading into a SD bkbt. Or in the alt vid, a FT/SD RH sweep. 2nd vid is the same but snares off, 3rd & 4th vids are the aforementioned variation at reg. & slower tempo. The small, right-side stack features prominently into the whole. Using my #activewave570 sig stx. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 207 of my #DrumBeatProject 12.18.23 w/notations & pic. In the holiday spirit here replete w/temple blocks (aka horse hooves), jingle bells & SD rimshot acting as a whip crack - yep, totally inspired by “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson. We would play this piece every year in both middle school band and high school band. I found myself referencing it a few weeks ago during an instrument building workshop @wilco #SkyBlueSky festival when talking about how so many non-traditional sounds & instruments made their way into the percussion section over the past several hundred years. The hooves, horse/jingle bells and slap stick/whip are great ex. of this. It’s actually a winter song about a birthday party - no religious holiday mentions in it, but has become synonymous w/the holidays. Those are my new antique temple blocks and vintage conga in use here w/a vast array of bells on the HH - see the pic - including @upcycledpercussion @creative_percussion @stack_ring_percussion some antique horse bells and some antique Korean horse bells acquired this summer. LH is using a custom @promarksticks drumset mallet & LH has a customized marching tenor mallet that I shortened for kit use. LH & RF have the melody in mea. 1 over RH & LF ostinatos. 2nd mea. is linear/pattern based. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 207 of my #DrumBeatProject 12.18.23 w/notations & pic. In the holiday spirit here replete w/temple blocks (aka horse hooves), jingle bells & SD rimshot acting as a whip crack - yep, totally inspired by “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson. We would play this piece every year in both middle school band and high school band. I found myself referencing it a few weeks ago during an instrument building workshop @wilco #SkyBlueSky festival when talking about how so many non-traditional sounds & instruments made their way into the percussion section over the past several hundred years. The hooves, horse/jingle bells and slap stick/whip are great ex. of this. It’s actually a winter song about a birthday party - no religious holiday mentions in it, but has become synonymous w/the holidays. Those are my new antique temple blocks and vintage conga in use here w/a vast array of bells on the HH - see the pic - including @upcycledpercussion @creative_percussion @stack_ring_percussion some antique horse bells and some antique Korean horse bells acquired this summer. LH is using a custom @promarksticks drumset mallet & LH has a customized marching tenor mallet that I shortened for kit use. LH & RF have the melody in mea. 1 over RH & LF ostinatos. 2nd mea. is linear/pattern based. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 206 of my #DrumBeatProject 12.13.23 w/slower take & notations. A compact pattern beat. I assembled some of my instrument acquisitions from this year to let them mingle and see how they sound together (granted this is a small selection) and quickly came up w/this one. For the beat: count 1 sounds inspired by @ManuKatche - not surprising since a lot of his “isms” have been ingrained in me over the years (& I saw the SNL clip of him w/ @itspetergabriel the other day), cts. 2&3 are linear w/the @creative_percussion bells giving the HH more presence. The doubles on the new-to-me hollow stamp @Zildjiancompany A crash/ride & equally new @Meinlpercussion tar, add a nice spark to it all, and that’s a brand new 22” paper thin coupled w/a super old proto-sizzle cym as the caboose. A beyond-vintage pig skin Chinese tom is resting on the rack and a really wonderful reclaimed white oak snare resting on the FT - that’s made by Ian at Erie Drums and Shells -my only oak drum. The snare is a 60’s @Sonordrumco D426 - very cool. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @tinyxylophone @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 206 of my #DrumBeatProject 12.13.23 w/slower take & notations. A compact pattern beat. I assembled some of my instrument acquisitions from this year to let them mingle and see how they sound together (granted this is a small selection) and quickly came up w/this one. For the beat: count 1 sounds inspired by @ManuKatche - not surprising since a lot of his “isms” have been ingrained in me over the years (& I saw the SNL clip of him w/ @itspetergabriel the other day), cts. 2&3 are linear w/the @creative_percussion bells giving the HH more presence. The doubles on the new-to-me hollow stamp @Zildjiancompany A crash/ride & equally new @Meinlpercussion tar, add a nice spark to it all, and that’s a brand new 22” paper thin coupled w/a super old proto-sizzle cym as the caboose. A beyond-vintage pig skin Chinese tom is resting on the rack and a really wonderful reclaimed white oak snare resting on the FT - that’s made by Ian at Erie Drums and Shells -my only oak drum. The snare is a 60’s @Sonordrumco D426 - very cool. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @tinyxylophone @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 205 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.17.23 w/notations. Since I’m on @wilco tour in Mexico at the moment w/no kit access other than the show, here’s and open-handed one from the beginning of the year. It might seem like the main feature is the melodic line created from using the 4 diff. mtl staccato stack sounds at the top of the beat, but for me, the juice of the beat is the open HH accents on the “a” of ct. 2 that answer the SD backbeat (w/2 BD notes as buffers). I also like the contrast of the cadences on ct. 4 in each bar: double bkbt in the 1st bar vs. single bkbt w/stack crash in the 2nd bar. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 205 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.17.23 w/notations. Since I’m on @wilco tour in Mexico at the moment w/no kit access other than the show, here’s and open-handed one from the beginning of the year. It might seem like the main feature is the melodic line created from using the 4 diff. mtl staccato stack sounds at the top of the beat, but for me, the juice of the beat is the open HH accents on the “a” of ct. 2 that answer the SD backbeat (w/2 BD notes as buffers). I also like the contrast of the cadences on ct. 4 in each bar: double bkbt in the 1st bar vs. single bkbt w/stack crash in the 2nd bar. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 204 of my #DrumBeatProject 11.21.23 w/notations and var. A 2 bar riff beat. 1st mea. is felt as a grouping of 3+3+2 & 2nd as regular 2+2+2+2. The 7 note figures in the 1st mea. are a combo RH paradiddle w/a 3-stroke ruff (RF, LF, LH). Using the stacks for a splash of color. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 204 of my #DrumBeatProject 11.21.23 w/notations and var. A 2 bar riff beat. 1st mea. is felt as a grouping of 3+3+2 & 2nd as regular 2+2+2+2. The 7 note figures in the 1st mea. are a combo RH paradiddle w/a 3-stroke ruff (RF, LF, LH). Using the stacks for a splash of color. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 203 of my #DrumBeatProject 10.27.23 w/notations. A quick one that came out during a rainy line check for @wilco tour at @themomentary in AR. The spots to watch are the HH 3-note ruff & the 3 consecutive BD’s. Super fun to play though. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 203 of my #DrumBeatProject 10.27.23 w/notations. A quick one that came out during a rainy line check for @wilco tour at @themomentary in AR. The spots to watch are the HH 3-note ruff & the 3 consecutive BD’s. Super fun to play though. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 202 of my #DrumBeatProject 10.1.23 w/alt takes, notations & xtras...
Here’s one that got stuck in my head on the last @wilco tour - hence the many takes at several venues. It’s all built around ruffs/grace notes to embellish a simple beat. I love how those change the entire character of the beat - here for ex. giving a more rolling, glitchy feel. The trickiest part for me was the 3 note ruff before the SD on ct. 2 including the BD, while the same figure before ct. 4 omits the BD - so you can’t just rely on muscle memory. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @nelscline @mikaeljorgensen @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 202 of my #DrumBeatProject 10.1.23 w/alt takes, notations & xtras...
Here’s one that got stuck in my head on the last @wilco tour - hence the many takes at several venues. It’s all built around ruffs/grace notes to embellish a simple beat. I love how those change the entire character of the beat - here for ex. giving a more rolling, glitchy feel. The trickiest part for me was the 3 note ruff before the SD on ct. 2 including the BD, while the same figure before ct. 4 omits the BD - so you can’t just rely on muscle memory. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @nelscline @mikaeljorgensen @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor
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Beat 201 of my #DrumBeatProject 11.5.23 w/notations. In preparation for performing at @percussivearts PASIC today, I was exploring @sunhouseinc #sensorypercussion this week and came up with this groove. It features samples I made (& use a lot) played from the drums with a live accompaniment part. Simple and vibey. The stacks sonically pair nicely w/the Raster-Noton sounds & @upcyledpercussion lid rattle. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @wilco @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 201 of my #DrumBeatProject 11.5.23 w/notations. In preparation for performing at @percussivearts PASIC today, I was exploring @sunhouseinc #sensorypercussion this week and came up with this groove. It features samples I made (& use a lot) played from the drums with a live accompaniment part. Simple and vibey. The stacks sonically pair nicely w/the Raster-Noton sounds & @upcyledpercussion lid rattle. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @wilco @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 200!! of my #DrumBeatProject 11.1.23 w/notations & more. A deceptively tricky one for #200 due to the vertical vs. horizontal motions. BD & SD are keeping the concise 8th note groove against the long, lateral movement of the RH on seed chimes = a nice combination of exotic colors along w/traditional kit sounds #eastmeetswest. I first found those incredible Indonesian chimes @djolibapercussions in Toulouse, France (AMAZING place!) and then saw that @Meinlpercussion had some similar ones too - both are featured here. @davedeming DemSticks Jazz Brooms get a great snare sound w/out drowning out the chimes, & gentle enough to use on the seed pods.  Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @wilco @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 200!! of my #DrumBeatProject 11.1.23 w/notations & more. A deceptively tricky one for #200 due to the vertical vs. horizontal motions. BD & SD are keeping the concise 8th note groove against the long, lateral movement of the RH on seed chimes = a nice combination of exotic colors along w/traditional kit sounds #eastmeetswest. I first found those incredible Indonesian chimes @djolibapercussions in Toulouse, France (AMAZING place!) and then saw that @Meinlpercussion had some similar ones too - both are featured here. @davedeming DemSticks Jazz Brooms get a great snare sound w/out drowning out the chimes, & gentle enough to use on the seed pods. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwindeepankar @wilco @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 199 of my #DrumBeatProject 9.19.23 w/notations. This just came out in the midst of dusting off a solo piece that I plan on revisiting for @percussivearts PASIC in a couple of weeks. Using my @meinlpercussion hand drum as the ride here for a cool & different sound/vibe (& it’s a lot of fun to play w/stx). The BD & HH (w/lots of @upcycledpercussion @creative_percussion & Meinl flare) are the anchors. LH does the rhythm/melody around the drums. And the @zildjiancompany stack is the exclamation point of the beat. 
Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 199 of my #DrumBeatProject 9.19.23 w/notations. This just came out in the midst of dusting off a solo piece that I plan on revisiting for @percussivearts PASIC in a couple of weeks. Using my @meinlpercussion hand drum as the ride here for a cool & different sound/vibe (& it’s a lot of fun to play w/stx). The BD & HH (w/lots of @upcycledpercussion @creative_percussion & Meinl flare) are the anchors. LH does the rhythm/melody around the drums. And the @zildjiancompany stack is the exclamation point of the beat.
Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor
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Beat 198 of my #DrumBeatProject 10.11.23 w/alt vids & notations. This is a hybrid beat based on my live parts to the @wilco song “Infinite Surprise”. 2nd & 3rd vids are what I play live but I thought it might be challenging & fun to try to combine them - and it was! Had to forego the RH part on the @xpercussionofficial Mundo when I combined them tho (that thing has become essential for me). LH covers the HH swell and SD backbeats while the RH covers the tom line. BD is the anchor. Last vid is just a slower take. Thx to @ashwin_deepankar for the @theBellwetherla post-sound check camera work. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 198 of my #DrumBeatProject 10.11.23 w/alt vids & notations. This is a hybrid beat based on my live parts to the @wilco song “Infinite Surprise”. 2nd & 3rd vids are what I play live but I thought it might be challenging & fun to try to combine them - and it was! Had to forego the RH part on the @xpercussionofficial Mundo when I combined them tho (that thing has become essential for me). LH covers the HH swell and SD backbeats while the RH covers the tom line. BD is the anchor. Last vid is just a slower take. Thx to @ashwin_deepankar for the @theBellwetherla post-sound check camera work. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 197 of my #DrumBeatProject 10.12.23 w/alt vids, pics & notations. Since @teddysphotos Autumn Variations debuted at #1 this week, I thought I’d post this one from the studio just after I recorded some of those songs. I was so amped after playing along to the amazing programming of @900x James McAlister & drumming of @jt_bates_ (not to mention the super rhythmic vocal articulation & phrasing of Mr. Sheeran) that I stuck around at the gorgeous Narwhal studios and made some vids of beats along the lines of what I had just tracked. This one was probably inspired by what I tracked on “Plastic Bag” if my memory serves me? I’m so lucky to have been able to do that, huge thx to @AaronDessner but also to have recently hung with those 2 master drummers, musicians, artists, people - pics at the end of the reel. Straight fwd beat with a little sauce in the form of the open HH 3-stroke ruff & SD buzzes. I have some close HH & BD variations of this beat that I included (vids 3 & 4, excuse the tasty face...) as well as an updated faster take from stage in LA Thurs - 2nd vid, cam work by @ashwin_deepankar -Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @Brian.Deck @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 197 of my #DrumBeatProject 10.12.23 w/alt vids, pics & notations. Since @teddysphotos Autumn Variations debuted at #1 this week, I thought I’d post this one from the studio just after I recorded some of those songs. I was so amped after playing along to the amazing programming of @900x James McAlister & drumming of @jt_bates_ (not to mention the super rhythmic vocal articulation & phrasing of Mr. Sheeran) that I stuck around at the gorgeous Narwhal studios and made some vids of beats along the lines of what I had just tracked. This one was probably inspired by what I tracked on “Plastic Bag” if my memory serves me? I’m so lucky to have been able to do that, huge thx to @AaronDessner but also to have recently hung with those 2 master drummers, musicians, artists, people - pics at the end of the reel. Straight fwd beat with a little sauce in the form of the open HH 3-stroke ruff & SD buzzes. I have some close HH & BD variations of this beat that I included (vids 3 & 4, excuse the tasty face...) as well as an updated faster take from stage in LA Thurs - 2nd vid, cam work by @ashwin_deepankar -Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @Brian.Deck @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 196 of my #DrumBeatProject 10.3.23 w/alt vid & notations. Another one from the new @Wilco album, Cousin. This is the live groove from the song, Soldier Child. Needed to go LH lead on this in order to represent all of the percussion that’s on the recording - def a challenge at first, but after a few shows, it’s super fun to play. I actually have samples from the song stems loaded in the SPD, but my bandmates prefer the organic sounds on stage. That’s a stack_ring_percussion crunch ring on the FT, @Meinlpercussion tambo, @rootseq on the rack tom & @zildjiancompany flat ride. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard  @ashwin_deepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 196 of my #DrumBeatProject 10.3.23 w/alt vid & notations. Another one from the new @Wilco album, Cousin. This is the live groove from the song, Soldier Child. Needed to go LH lead on this in order to represent all of the percussion that’s on the recording - def a challenge at first, but after a few shows, it’s super fun to play. I actually have samples from the song stems loaded in the SPD, but my bandmates prefer the organic sounds on stage. That’s a stack_ring_percussion crunch ring on the FT, @Meinlpercussion tambo, @rootseq on the rack tom & @zildjiancompany flat ride. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 195 of my #DrumBeatProject 9.18.23 w/alt vids & notations. Since @Wilco released our newest album, Cousin, yesterday - here’s the live version of the beat from the title track. The RH is anchoring it on the SPD triggering a combination of sounds that me &  @catelebon layered on the record: @indexdrums @stack_ring_percussion @creative_percussion & some old Thai perc. -  along w/the BD keeping qters. The LH gets all the fun - a SD/HH modular pattern in either 4,5 or 6.  I was also messing w/using a Versa Stack on the FT in place of the SPD - seems like my bandmates are favoring that one = 3rd vid. 
Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard  @ashwin_deepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 195 of my #DrumBeatProject 9.18.23 w/alt vids & notations. Since @Wilco released our newest album, Cousin, yesterday - here’s the live version of the beat from the title track. The RH is anchoring it on the SPD triggering a combination of sounds that me & @catelebon layered on the record: @indexdrums @stack_ring_percussion @creative_percussion & some old Thai perc. - along w/the BD keeping qters. The LH gets all the fun - a SD/HH modular pattern in either 4,5 or 6. I was also messing w/using a Versa Stack on the FT in place of the SPD - seems like my bandmates are favoring that one = 3rd vid.
Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor
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Beat 194 of my #DrumBeatProject 9.19.23 w/alt vids & notations. The pattern is a continuation of last week’s beat (see a detailed explanation there) but instead centered around pitch that’s controlled using @sunhouseinc #SensoryPerucssion - which ends up also determining voicing - hence me counting this as a distinct beat from #193. So, using 2 zones (pitches) on each drum (center/rim or center/edge) w/ one pitch for each foot. All of which are @morfbeats gamelan strips that I sampled. 1st vid has HH; 2nd & 3rd vids use a LF trigger - 3rd is slower. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard  @ashwin_deepankar @wilco  #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 194 of my #DrumBeatProject 9.19.23 w/alt vids & notations. The pattern is a continuation of last week’s beat (see a detailed explanation there) but instead centered around pitch that’s controlled using @sunhouseinc #SensoryPerucssion - which ends up also determining voicing - hence me counting this as a distinct beat from #193. So, using 2 zones (pitches) on each drum (center/rim or center/edge) w/ one pitch for each foot. All of which are @morfbeats gamelan strips that I sampled. 1st vid has HH; 2nd & 3rd vids use a LF trigger - 3rd is slower. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 193 of my #DrumBeatProject 9.13.23 w/alt vids & notations. It’s a 4 bar thunder-toms beat this week. Back home from tour for a minute & got a sec to work out some coordination patterns & transitions from my piece “Stones Flow”. HH is the anchor w/the 12/8 feel, BD implies the duple (6/4) feel for the first 2 cts. of each mea. & triple (12/8) feel for last 2 cts. RH is playing the primary 2-tone/2-drum riff & LH switches from that riff (mea.1 & 4) to the 2nd & 3rd upbeat subdivisions of the 3 note group (mea. 2 & 4). It’s a fun to play, so give it a try! Xtra vids are just slower tempos/grooves. Using some customized @promarksticks marching tenor mallets for great tone w/max articulation. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard  @ashwin_deepankar @wilco  #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 193 of my #DrumBeatProject 9.13.23 w/alt vids & notations. It’s a 4 bar thunder-toms beat this week. Back home from tour for a minute & got a sec to work out some coordination patterns & transitions from my piece “Stones Flow”. HH is the anchor w/the 12/8 feel, BD implies the duple (6/4) feel for the first 2 cts. of each mea. & triple (12/8) feel for last 2 cts. RH is playing the primary 2-tone/2-drum riff & LH switches from that riff (mea.1 & 4) to the 2nd & 3rd upbeat subdivisions of the 3 note group (mea. 2 & 4). It’s a fun to play, so give it a try! Xtra vids are just slower tempos/grooves. Using some customized @promarksticks marching tenor mallets for great tone w/max articulation. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 192 of my #DrumBeatProject 6.7.23 w/alt vids & notations. One from earlier this summer since I’m still wrapping the @Wilco Euro tour. 
The whole idea behind this one is the exchange between the SD and HH, which trade off being the “lead” voice w/the HH echoing the SD. The HH opening delineates the start of each mea. and the BD bookends each mea. as well. The trickiest part imo is the “e” of ct. 4 in the 1st mea. w/the SD & BD unison. It can be challenging at first to get those to land nicely together on that weak beat - but a fun challenge. 2nd & 3rd vids are with snares off - 3rd a bit slower. That’s a @Tackle_instrument & dragonfly_percussion stick topper on my left sig. stick which not only gave a nice round tone but really balanced the stick in a way that actually made it easier to pull off the 3 consecutive SD 16ths - love those things! Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects  check ’em out! @clark.hubbard  @ashwin_deepankar  #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 192 of my #DrumBeatProject 6.7.23 w/alt vids & notations. One from earlier this summer since I’m still wrapping the @Wilco Euro tour.
The whole idea behind this one is the exchange between the SD and HH, which trade off being the “lead” voice w/the HH echoing the SD. The HH opening delineates the start of each mea. and the BD bookends each mea. as well. The trickiest part imo is the “e” of ct. 4 in the 1st mea. w/the SD & BD unison. It can be challenging at first to get those to land nicely together on that weak beat - but a fun challenge. 2nd & 3rd vids are with snares off - 3rd a bit slower. That’s a @Tackle_instrument & dragonfly_percussion stick topper on my left sig. stick which not only gave a nice round tone but really balanced the stick in a way that actually made it easier to pull off the 3 consecutive SD 16ths - love those things! Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor
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Beat 191 of my #DrumBeatProject 11.28.22 w/duet vid w/ @brendanbuckley & notation. The real treat here is duet version that Brendan absolutely knocked out of the park. I made this one originally for his ongoing #DrummerPlusDrummer series - it’s an honor to be included! The solo version relies on the toms to create the harmonic motion with the crotales on the @TheMillerMachine providing tonal reinforcement - that device is an invaluable asset! The SD is keeping the backbeat and the HH is augmenting by sounding the 16th before each SD which gives some nice left side weight against the busier right side - and a little funkiness. Brendan brought such cool ideas & sounds into it - a perfect contrast of dead and ringing drums and rhythmic punctuation that elevates the drone qualities of the beat and takes it to a whole new place. His SD breakdown part in the middle is so incredibly funky and tight, hats off to Brendan!!! His jingle shaker locks everything in so nicely too. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects  check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @wilco @ashwin_deepankar  #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 191 of my #DrumBeatProject 11.28.22 w/duet vid w/ @brendanbuckley & notation. The real treat here is duet version that Brendan absolutely knocked out of the park. I made this one originally for his ongoing #DrummerPlusDrummer series - it’s an honor to be included! The solo version relies on the toms to create the harmonic motion with the crotales on the @TheMillerMachine providing tonal reinforcement - that device is an invaluable asset! The SD is keeping the backbeat and the HH is augmenting by sounding the 16th before each SD which gives some nice left side weight against the busier right side - and a little funkiness. Brendan brought such cool ideas & sounds into it - a perfect contrast of dead and ringing drums and rhythmic punctuation that elevates the drone qualities of the beat and takes it to a whole new place. His SD breakdown part in the middle is so incredibly funky and tight, hats off to Brendan!!! His jingle shaker locks everything in so nicely too. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @wilco @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 190 of my #DrumBeatProject 6.7.23 w/notations & progressively slower vids. Grabbed this one earlier in the summer and since I’ve only been behind a kit for the actual shows these last couple of weeks while on tour w/ @Wilco in Europe, there’s been little chance to explore new ideas, so this one’s time has come! The biggest detail is the BD part shifting a 16th between the two mea. Subtle detail, but it creates a nice bookend to the phrase - the BD part also establishes a low-end cadence against the high mid-beat peak of the open HH. Throughout the beat, there are imbedded 3 note groupings as well, between the HH & SD x-stick w/ @Creative_percussion shaker mallet - which adds a nice polyrhythmic flow. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects  check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar  #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 190 of my #DrumBeatProject 6.7.23 w/notations & progressively slower vids. Grabbed this one earlier in the summer and since I’ve only been behind a kit for the actual shows these last couple of weeks while on tour w/ @Wilco in Europe, there’s been little chance to explore new ideas, so this one’s time has come! The biggest detail is the BD part shifting a 16th between the two mea. Subtle detail, but it creates a nice bookend to the phrase - the BD part also establishes a low-end cadence against the high mid-beat peak of the open HH. Throughout the beat, there are imbedded 3 note groupings as well, between the HH & SD x-stick w/ @Creative_percussion shaker mallet - which adds a nice polyrhythmic flow. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 189 of my #DrumBeatProject 8.16.23 w/alt angles, notations, Hexbug vid! & pic. On tour w/ @Wilco in Europe, so my backstage “kit” is just this snare - a beauty tho. Using a @HexBug in my LH on a contact mic to get the buzz and controlled feedback. RH is using a super ball mallet in 2 areas on the head to get the moans along w/new @promarksticks heavy brush slides (which feel & sound amazing). I added some foot percussion: @meinlpercussion cajon jingle tap & toy jingle bells, to make it a proper beat too (pic of those at the end). It’s a linear pattern beat using 6 sounds, a small glimpse of some of the sound possibilities available from a single drum. That’s a magnetic @Creative_percussion MFX jingle bell ring on the rim - I get a lot of mileage out of that one. Thanks to @Mikaeljorgensen for the expert camera work! Last vid is the @Hexbug set free! Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects  check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar  #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 189 of my #DrumBeatProject 8.16.23 w/alt angles, notations, Hexbug vid! & pic. On tour w/ @Wilco in Europe, so my backstage “kit” is just this snare - a beauty tho. Using a @HexBug in my LH on a contact mic to get the buzz and controlled feedback. RH is using a super ball mallet in 2 areas on the head to get the moans along w/new @promarksticks heavy brush slides (which feel & sound amazing). I added some foot percussion: @meinlpercussion cajon jingle tap & toy jingle bells, to make it a proper beat too (pic of those at the end). It’s a linear pattern beat using 6 sounds, a small glimpse of some of the sound possibilities available from a single drum. That’s a magnetic @Creative_percussion MFX jingle bell ring on the rim - I get a lot of mileage out of that one. Thanks to @Mikaeljorgensen for the expert camera work! Last vid is the @Hexbug set free! Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 188 of my #DrumBeatProject 8.1.23 w/alt take & notations. Like last week, this is another old idea that I found and wanted to play around with again. It’s rooted in a shuffle with the right side BD & FT as the anchors, but most of the action is in the LH A/B melody. A = SD swell that utilizes a Moeller stroke to get the accent and B = stutters/buzzes that align with the HH. The HH is doing a cross-rhythm of 1/4 notes over the dotted 1/4 pulse of the 12/8 meter, creating a cool 2 over 3 feel. 1st vid has a Creative_percussion Klacker for that residual rhythm along w/ @upcycledpercussion @stack_ring_percussion & @meinlpercussion attachments on HH and a CP shaker stick on FT. 2nd vid loses the klacker. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects  check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 188 of my #DrumBeatProject 8.1.23 w/alt take & notations. Like last week, this is another old idea that I found and wanted to play around with again. It’s rooted in a shuffle with the right side BD & FT as the anchors, but most of the action is in the LH A/B melody. A = SD swell that utilizes a Moeller stroke to get the accent and B = stutters/buzzes that align with the HH. The HH is doing a cross-rhythm of 1/4 notes over the dotted 1/4 pulse of the 12/8 meter, creating a cool 2 over 3 feel. 1st vid has a Creative_percussion Klacker for that residual rhythm along w/ @upcycledpercussion @stack_ring_percussion & @meinlpercussion attachments on HH and a CP shaker stick on FT. 2nd vid loses the klacker. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 187 of my #DrumBeatProject 8.1.23 - w/2 BD var. beats & notations. Having fun w/mini stacks! I found an old video of me playing around w/this and wanted to try it again. I’m using the free-hand technique in my RH between the two stacks to create a fast triplet “ride” pattern. The LH is doing a cross-stick-scrape on the Creative_percussion guirostax, & the BD in the 2nd half acts as the answer to the LH scrape part/question. I have several pairs of old Verisonic aluminum sticks (LH here) that I keep around for specialty situations like this - those have been around since I was a kid.  Each of the 3 vids has a slightly different BD part - any combination works though. Lots of great percussion on the HH too, so with everything together, it sounds like a cool percolating percussion line over a funky foundation. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects  check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 187 of my #DrumBeatProject 8.1.23 - w/2 BD var. beats & notations. Having fun w/mini stacks! I found an old video of me playing around w/this and wanted to try it again. I’m using the free-hand technique in my RH between the two stacks to create a fast triplet “ride” pattern. The LH is doing a cross-stick-scrape on the Creative_percussion guirostax, & the BD in the 2nd half acts as the answer to the LH scrape part/question. I have several pairs of old Verisonic aluminum sticks (LH here) that I keep around for specialty situations like this - those have been around since I was a kid. Each of the 3 vids has a slightly different BD part - any combination works though. Lots of great percussion on the HH too, so with everything together, it sounds like a cool percolating percussion line over a funky foundation. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 186 of my #DrumBeatProject 7.25.23 - w/2 var. beats, xtra vids and notations. Lots happening here! Using @sunhouseinc #SensoryPercussion on the toms for some extended tones. The SD part w/brand new @davedeming Jazz Broom sounds more like part of the “ride” line along w/the 1/4’s on the stacks and so the HH acts more like a backbeat here imo - w/a nice delay effect from the super cool Creative_percussion Klacker on the HH! 
Getting a nice tone on the toms w/the @tackle_instrument Stick Topper on my @promarksticks sig stk. And using 2 different treasured @Zildjiancompany mini stacks to create a tonal difference & cadence to the beat as well. 2nd vid has 8ths in the RH, but I call it a different beat since that change completely alters the feel & groove. 3rd vid opens the RH to just whole notes so it’s easier to hear the linear exchange of the other 3 limbs/voices - again 1 simple change = very different sound. 4th vid eschews HH flair so it’s easier to hear the cool interplay between the stacks and HH. Again 1 simple change yields a totally diff. result. And 5th vid w/shaker mallets caused me to slow it down and swing it more, that’s why I love trying little alterations, preparations, revoicings, implement changes, tempos and subtle feel explorations with a single beat to reveal a WORLD of possibilities and new beats. Btw, these vids are the first time playing the SD from my beautiful new @sonordrumco SQ2 kit which I’ll bring out this fall w/ @wilco! Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects  check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar  #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 186 of my #DrumBeatProject 7.25.23 - w/2 var. beats, xtra vids and notations. Lots happening here! Using @sunhouseinc #SensoryPercussion on the toms for some extended tones. The SD part w/brand new @davedeming Jazz Broom sounds more like part of the “ride” line along w/the 1/4’s on the stacks and so the HH acts more like a backbeat here imo - w/a nice delay effect from the super cool Creative_percussion Klacker on the HH!
Getting a nice tone on the toms w/the @tackle_instrument Stick Topper on my @promarksticks sig stk. And using 2 different treasured @Zildjiancompany mini stacks to create a tonal difference & cadence to the beat as well. 2nd vid has 8ths in the RH, but I call it a different beat since that change completely alters the feel & groove. 3rd vid opens the RH to just whole notes so it’s easier to hear the linear exchange of the other 3 limbs/voices - again 1 simple change = very different sound. 4th vid eschews HH flair so it’s easier to hear the cool interplay between the stacks and HH. Again 1 simple change yields a totally diff. result. And 5th vid w/shaker mallets caused me to slow it down and swing it more, that’s why I love trying little alterations, preparations, revoicings, implement changes, tempos and subtle feel explorations with a single beat to reveal a WORLD of possibilities and new beats. Btw, these vids are the first time playing the SD from my beautiful new @sonordrumco SQ2 kit which I’ll bring out this fall w/ @wilco! Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - plz subscribe. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor
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Beat 185 of my #DrumBeatProject 7.17.23 - 2var. vids start this week & main beat = last 2 vids. I was playing around w/the idea of an expanding beat & came up w/this: 2 bars each of 5/8, 6/8 & 7/8 then repeat. I found the Vari-Tone rototom vintage kit version w/Korean Kkwaenggwari & @rootseq on SD the most compelling, so put that var. 1st. One meter per tom & using trad. Korean mallets for that too. 2nd vid is on my @Evansdrumheads db One practice kit - I’m hitting the hi stack on each downbeat to show the shifting meters more clearly & adding HH 8ths w/ @promarksticks brooms. Last 2 are as written w/HH openings on reg. kit. / trad & matched grips. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects  check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 185 of my #DrumBeatProject 7.17.23 - 2var. vids start this week & main beat = last 2 vids. I was playing around w/the idea of an expanding beat & came up w/this: 2 bars each of 5/8, 6/8 & 7/8 then repeat. I found the Vari-Tone rototom vintage kit version w/Korean Kkwaenggwari & @rootseq on SD the most compelling, so put that var. 1st. One meter per tom & using trad. Korean mallets for that too. 2nd vid is on my @Evansdrumheads db One practice kit - I’m hitting the hi stack on each downbeat to show the shifting meters more clearly & adding HH 8ths w/ @promarksticks brooms. Last 2 are as written w/HH openings on reg. kit. / trad & matched grips. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 184 of my #DrumBeatProject 7.13.23 w/related beat, diff. tempo vids & notations. Fresh back from Korea, I’m trying out some new sounds that I collected there (& some new versions of ones that I got there 24 years ago). Shamen bells in the LH playing stack_ring_percussion as SD w/ @drumgees - temple “clacker” stick in RH on FT’s, antique horse bells draped on HH and 2 small temple bells denoting the beg. of each phrase. 2nd vid is a “normal” drumkit version / vids 3-4 are diff tempi & views & 5th vid is ala #OnFillmore - so more deliberate - but w/the clacker stk it’s also reminiscent of our piece “Cricket Conquers Cave” 
@daringraymusic - Can be written as 7/8 + 6/8 or just 13/8.  Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects  check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 184 of my #DrumBeatProject 7.13.23 w/related beat, diff. tempo vids & notations. Fresh back from Korea, I’m trying out some new sounds that I collected there (& some new versions of ones that I got there 24 years ago). Shamen bells in the LH playing stack_ring_percussion as SD w/ @drumgees - temple “clacker” stick in RH on FT’s, antique horse bells draped on HH and 2 small temple bells denoting the beg. of each phrase. 2nd vid is a “normal” drumkit version / vids 3-4 are diff tempi & views & 5th vid is ala #OnFillmore - so more deliberate - but w/the clacker stk it’s also reminiscent of our piece “Cricket Conquers Cave”
@daringraymusic - Can be written as 7/8 + 6/8 or just 13/8. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor
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Beat 183 of my #DrumBeatProject 6.19.23 w/notations & diff tempo vids. Utilizing lots of staccato stack sounds here to create a nice melodic line from diddle sticking permutations. The BD part provides some nice low-end contrast & a bit of space to give the 2-bar beat balance & cadence. I love seeing the natural arm choreography that results unintentionally (sometimes…) That’s @stack_ring_percussion on the RT & the left side sounds are enhanced by @meinlpercussion @upcycledpercussion @creative_percussion -
Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects  check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 183 of my #DrumBeatProject 6.19.23 w/notations & diff tempo vids. Utilizing lots of staccato stack sounds here to create a nice melodic line from diddle sticking permutations. The BD part provides some nice low-end contrast & a bit of space to give the 2-bar beat balance & cadence. I love seeing the natural arm choreography that results unintentionally (sometimes…) That’s @stack_ring_percussion on the RT & the left side sounds are enhanced by @meinlpercussion @upcycledpercussion @creative_percussion -
Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor
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Beat 182 of my #DrumBeatProject 6.20.23 w/faster takes & notations. This is a continuation of last week’s beat (full description there), but with the LH now playing a 12 note crotale melody. RH using 
@promarksticks bamboo timpani mallets & @tackle_instrument stick toppers in the 2nd vid. 
Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 182 of my #DrumBeatProject 6.20.23 w/faster takes & notations. This is a continuation of last week’s beat (full description there), but with the LH now playing a 12 note crotale melody. RH using
@promarksticks bamboo timpani mallets & @tackle_instrument stick toppers in the 2nd vid.
Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor
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Beat 181 of my #DrumBeatProject 6.13.23 w/alt takes, notations & Sibling beat. This started as a RH melody (it’s more natural for me to use 2 mallets for patterns like this but 1 is fine too). The LF HH upbeats established the feel and then the LH & RF just fell into place. 1st vid: LH w/ @davedeming rods on @meinlpercussion timbale snare, 2nd vid: prepared w/ @stack_ring_percussion - 3rd vid: adds a stack crash, 4th vid: LH rhythm is split between 3 pitched @sonordrumco temple blks & RH using customized @promarksticks mallets - 5th vid: w/ @dragonfly_percussion super soft mallets & 6th vid: faster w/tried and true MT3’s & w/ @upcycledpercussion & @creative_percussion on the HH scene. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 181 of my #DrumBeatProject 6.13.23 w/alt takes, notations & Sibling beat. This started as a RH melody (it’s more natural for me to use 2 mallets for patterns like this but 1 is fine too). The LF HH upbeats established the feel and then the LH & RF just fell into place. 1st vid: LH w/ @davedeming rods on @meinlpercussion timbale snare, 2nd vid: prepared w/ @stack_ring_percussion - 3rd vid: adds a stack crash, 4th vid: LH rhythm is split between 3 pitched @sonordrumco temple blks & RH using customized @promarksticks mallets - 5th vid: w/ @dragonfly_percussion super soft mallets & 6th vid: faster w/tried and true MT3’s & w/ @upcycledpercussion & @creative_percussion on the HH scene. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 180 of my #DrumBeatProject 6.12.23 w/alt takes, notations & related beats. The Zombies inspired this one - specifically Hugh Grundy’s amazing pattern beat from “Time Of The Season”. I did my version of the beat (5th vid) for an Audrey’s show last month & am still having fun messing around with it. 4th vid is that same beat but superimposing the other beat from that song on top - so the stack is covering the SD part on ct. 2 and the + of ct. 3. I then added a sextuplet lick at the top for the main beat (vids 1-3) to morph it into something else - but the original is still totally audible in there imo. 3rd vid substitutes doubles for the singles on the opening 6tuplet. I love re-imagining existing beats & turning them into something fresh but w/ancestry at the core - a great exercise for drummers at any level. Loving my new @sonordrumco Kompressor SD! That’s a @creative_percussion Z shaker on the HH along with @meinlpercussion @upcycledpercussion & @stack_ring_percussion - 
Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 180 of my #DrumBeatProject 6.12.23 w/alt takes, notations & related beats. The Zombies inspired this one - specifically Hugh Grundy’s amazing pattern beat from “Time Of The Season”. I did my version of the beat (5th vid) for an Audrey’s show last month & am still having fun messing around with it. 4th vid is that same beat but superimposing the other beat from that song on top - so the stack is covering the SD part on ct. 2 and the + of ct. 3. I then added a sextuplet lick at the top for the main beat (vids 1-3) to morph it into something else - but the original is still totally audible in there imo. 3rd vid substitutes doubles for the singles on the opening 6tuplet. I love re-imagining existing beats & turning them into something fresh but w/ancestry at the core - a great exercise for drummers at any level. Loving my new @sonordrumco Kompressor SD! That’s a @creative_percussion Z shaker on the HH along with @meinlpercussion @upcycledpercussion & @stack_ring_percussion -
Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor
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Beat 179 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.30.23 w/alt takes & notations. I’ve played kokoriko overdubs on a few sessions this past year so decided to see how it worked in a beat setting. It’s the LH anchor here w/the other 3 limbs playing a drum part that originated from beat 156 and is re-orchestrated here using more space but sill retaining the 2 mini-stacks & displaced LF HH part (I love how that works w/the SD part). That HH part is the trickiest element since we’re so used to playing it on 2 & 4. Other main challenge is starting the kokoriko motion early so it sounds on the beat. @davedeming Wild Rod in the RH btw & @creative_percussion on the SD. Xtra vids are other kokorikos & diff tempos. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 179 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.30.23 w/alt takes & notations. I’ve played kokoriko overdubs on a few sessions this past year so decided to see how it worked in a beat setting. It’s the LH anchor here w/the other 3 limbs playing a drum part that originated from beat 156 and is re-orchestrated here using more space but sill retaining the 2 mini-stacks & displaced LF HH part (I love how that works w/the SD part). That HH part is the trickiest element since we’re so used to playing it on 2 & 4. Other main challenge is starting the kokoriko motion early so it sounds on the beat. @davedeming Wild Rod in the RH btw & @creative_percussion on the SD. Xtra vids are other kokorikos & diff tempos. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 178 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.24/25.23 w/2 alt versions & notations. This is live from a recording session at the @wilco loft for my longtime friend & musical brother, Craig Christiansen, who I’ve been playing w/since age 15! 1st vid is the main beat for the song, 2nd one is a variation w/snares off and more toms & the 3rd vid has a alt FT part at the end. Left stack = 2 @zildjiancompany cyms w/ @stack_ring_percussion jingle ring. Check out the 1st batch of tunes that I did w/Craig, link in bio or here:  https://music.apple.com/us/album/puzzled-single/1690119680.  Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 178 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.24/25.23 w/2 alt versions & notations. This is live from a recording session at the @wilco loft for my longtime friend & musical brother, Craig Christiansen, who I’ve been playing w/since age 15! 1st vid is the main beat for the song, 2nd one is a variation w/snares off and more toms & the 3rd vid has a alt FT part at the end. Left stack = 2 @zildjiancompany cyms w/ @stack_ring_percussion jingle ring. Check out the 1st batch of tunes that I did w/Craig, link in bio or here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/puzzled-single/1690119680. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 177 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.24.23 w/alt versions & notations. This originated from hopping on the amazing  @creative_percussion kit at the @ChicagoDrumShow and improvising this beat = 3rd vid, by Kevin. I developed the ABBC 4 bar form a bit more at home, concentrating on mea. 2 & 3 where the action flows from the RT to the SD to the BD. Lots of SD buzzes and some nice SD/BD double stops in mea. 1 & 4. 2nd vid shows a var. w/HH playing through the break - several other var. present themselves too once you start playing this one. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 177 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.24.23 w/alt versions & notations. This originated from hopping on the amazing @creative_percussion kit at the @ChicagoDrumShow and improvising this beat = 3rd vid, by Kevin. I developed the ABBC 4 bar form a bit more at home, concentrating on mea. 2 & 3 where the action flows from the RT to the SD to the BD. Lots of SD buzzes and some nice SD/BD double stops in mea. 1 & 4. 2nd vid shows a var. w/HH playing through the break - several other var. present themselves too once you start playing this one. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 176 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.1.23 w/notations. @wilco Loft recording vid here. Nothing technical or fancy, but an appropriate & fun part - imo - to a new song. The HH takes the backbeat instead of the SD - which plays a displaced backbeat instead...The toms embellish the phrase and add some cool dry tones. BD = 4 on the floor. TY Mark Greenberg @loft_relics_guitar_straps for the camera work! Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all compositions & past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 176 of my #DrumBeatProject 5.1.23 w/notations. @wilco Loft recording vid here. Nothing technical or fancy, but an appropriate & fun part - imo - to a new song. The HH takes the backbeat instead of the SD - which plays a displaced backbeat instead...The toms embellish the phrase and add some cool dry tones. BD = 4 on the floor. TY Mark Greenberg @loft_relics_guitar_straps for the camera work! Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all compositions & past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 175 of my #DrumBeatProject 4.27.23 w/alt takes & notations. Last one from the last tour backstage @wilco rehearsal room - this one at the @TnTheater in beautiful Knoxville. You can see my high tech av set-up here (phone taped to a gtr stand). This is ABAC form w/the defining feature being the SD 16ths on the back half of the A parts. Each section —also has the BD-HH-FT 3 note grouping - kinda the theme of this beat. 2nd vid is a slower variation w/SD added on the + of ct. 4 in the 1st mea. 3rd vid w/brooms & @davedeming rods. That’s a @meinlpercussion ankle waterfall rattle on the cym btw. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 175 of my #DrumBeatProject 4.27.23 w/alt takes & notations. Last one from the last tour backstage @wilco rehearsal room - this one at the @TnTheater in beautiful Knoxville. You can see my high tech av set-up here (phone taped to a gtr stand). This is ABAC form w/the defining feature being the SD 16ths on the back half of the A parts. Each section —also has the BD-HH-FT 3 note grouping - kinda the theme of this beat. 2nd vid is a slower variation w/SD added on the + of ct. 4 in the 1st mea. 3rd vid w/brooms & @davedeming rods. That’s a @meinlpercussion ankle waterfall rattle on the cym btw. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 174 of my #DrumBeatProject 4.25.23 w/alt take, pic & notations. Backstage at the historic @theryman in Nashville channeling my West African idol, Tony Allen. I actually don’t know how closely this is to something that he would have played, but I tend to attribute any of my beats that are through-composed (not based around the idea of a backbeat or strong & weak beats, so aperiodic) to his influence. Here we have an emphasis on the HH for the 1st count & a half, SD for next 1.5 cts. and the BD as the caboose - making it a true ensemble beat w/shifting rhythmic density & volume traded amongst those three voices. 2nd vid is a slower take. The pic shows my sound enhancements: @stack_ring_percussion & @creative_percussion hand held sounds, SD & HH preparations w/ @Meinlpercussion items too. Using a taped @promarksticks lightening rod & SD5 w/ @tackle_instrument stick-topper attached = gr8 balance! Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, subscribe! Link in bio for my talk 2nite too fyi. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 174 of my #DrumBeatProject 4.25.23 w/alt take, pic & notations. Backstage at the historic @theryman in Nashville channeling my West African idol, Tony Allen. I actually don’t know how closely this is to something that he would have played, but I tend to attribute any of my beats that are through-composed (not based around the idea of a backbeat or strong & weak beats, so aperiodic) to his influence. Here we have an emphasis on the HH for the 1st count & a half, SD for next 1.5 cts. and the BD as the caboose - making it a true ensemble beat w/shifting rhythmic density & volume traded amongst those three voices. 2nd vid is a slower take. The pic shows my sound enhancements: @stack_ring_percussion & @creative_percussion hand held sounds, SD & HH preparations w/ @Meinlpercussion items too. Using a taped @promarksticks lightening rod & SD5 w/ @tackle_instrument stick-topper attached = gr8 balance! Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, subscribe! Link in bio for my talk 2nite too fyi. Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar @wilco #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 173 of my #DrumBeatProject 4.19.23 w/alt takes & notations. Another one from the backstage @Wilco rehearsal room in St. Augustine. This one is built around the overlapping SD & BD which are basically Swiss triplets starting on the + of ct. 1. I play it 2 ways here: in the 1st vid there are 4 of those Swiss trips in the first mea. and a shorter HH opening at the end of the phrase / in the 2nd vid there are 3 of them and the HH opening is a full count. The 3rd vid is just a side view to better see my sound accoutrements: @stack_ring_percussion “bracelet” etc. & several @creative_percussion & @Meinlpercussion items. Also using a customized @promarksticks brush w/shot added inside the handle & coin taped on bristles and a pingpong ball filled w/shake and skewered by a drumstick in the RH like in Beat 172. The only tricky part is keeping the RH HH accents on the downbeats against the hemiola SD/BD groupings. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 173 of my #DrumBeatProject 4.19.23 w/alt takes & notations. Another one from the backstage @Wilco rehearsal room in St. Augustine. This one is built around the overlapping SD & BD which are basically Swiss triplets starting on the + of ct. 1. I play it 2 ways here: in the 1st vid there are 4 of those Swiss trips in the first mea. and a shorter HH opening at the end of the phrase / in the 2nd vid there are 3 of them and the HH opening is a full count. The 3rd vid is just a side view to better see my sound accoutrements: @stack_ring_percussion “bracelet” etc. & several @creative_percussion & @Meinlpercussion items. Also using a customized @promarksticks brush w/shot added inside the handle & coin taped on bristles and a pingpong ball filled w/shake and skewered by a drumstick in the RH like in Beat 172. The only tricky part is keeping the RH HH accents on the downbeats against the hemiola SD/BD groupings. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 172 of my #DrumBeatProject 4.19.23 w/slow take, gear pics & notations. This one was directly inspired by the title track of the fantastic new @phillipselway record “Strange Dance” featuring @valentina_magaletti on percussion. Phillip is such an incredible man, musician and drummer that somehow keeps getting better! Some of my fondest musical experiences were double drumming with that man. There’s a super cool reverby, scraped radiator sound on that track which I had just been listening to when I walked into the @wilco rehearsal room, backstage the other day in St. Augustine. I saw this unusual eye mirror on the wall (1st pic) & decided to scrape it - on one of the beats I was developing - in homage to that presumably Valentina sound. Lots of preparations on everything (2nd pic) including a @promarksticks brush w/shot added inside the handle and a pingpong ball filled w/shake and skewered by a drumstick in the RH. HH splash adds a sustaining voice to this pattern-esque beat w/linear leanings. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 172 of my #DrumBeatProject 4.19.23 w/slow take, gear pics & notations. This one was directly inspired by the title track of the fantastic new @phillipselway record “Strange Dance” featuring @valentina_magaletti on percussion. Phillip is such an incredible man, musician and drummer that somehow keeps getting better! Some of my fondest musical experiences were double drumming with that man. There’s a super cool reverby, scraped radiator sound on that track which I had just been listening to when I walked into the @wilco rehearsal room, backstage the other day in St. Augustine. I saw this unusual eye mirror on the wall (1st pic) & decided to scrape it - on one of the beats I was developing - in homage to that presumably Valentina sound. Lots of preparations on everything (2nd pic) including a @promarksticks brush w/shot added inside the handle and a pingpong ball filled w/shake and skewered by a drumstick in the RH. HH splash adds a sustaining voice to this pattern-esque beat w/linear leanings. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 171 of my #DrumBeatProject 4.11.23 w/noisy take, slow take & notations. Another melodic beat, was trying out a new kalimba & this emerged. The kalimba & backbeat (bkbt = a customized @promarksticks tenor mallet hitting a rimshot on the @creative_percussion guiro stax — or a @davedeming fan in the 2nd vid) are pretty straight forward but the feet are the most challenging and fun part of this beat for me - especially the HH. The HH preps are @upcycledpercussion @creative_percussion & @stack_ring_percussion - Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 171 of my #DrumBeatProject 4.11.23 w/noisy take, slow take & notations. Another melodic beat, was trying out a new kalimba & this emerged. The kalimba & backbeat (bkbt = a customized @promarksticks tenor mallet hitting a rimshot on the @creative_percussion guiro stax — or a @davedeming fan in the 2nd vid) are pretty straight forward but the feet are the most challenging and fun part of this beat for me - especially the HH. The HH preps are @upcycledpercussion @creative_percussion & @stack_ring_percussion - Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 170 of my #DrumBeatProject 3.30.23 w/alt takes & notations. I’m on the road currently but was able to squeeze in enough time in the @wilco back stage “jam room” at the historic @capitoltheater to crank this one out. Thanks to my son, Sterling, for the camera work! This is a 12/8 melodic kalimba vamp over a left-side ostinato on the HH & rounded out w/BD cross rhythm felt in 6/4. Alt takes variate HH playing area &tempo. Loving the super soft @dragonfly_percussion bd beater for this kit.  The HH preps are @creative_percussion & @stack_ring_percussion - Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe - scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 170 of my #DrumBeatProject 3.30.23 w/alt takes & notations. I’m on the road currently but was able to squeeze in enough time in the @wilco back stage “jam room” at the historic @capitoltheater to crank this one out. Thanks to my son, Sterling, for the camera work! This is a 12/8 melodic kalimba vamp over a left-side ostinato on the HH & rounded out w/BD cross rhythm felt in 6/4. Alt takes variate HH playing area &tempo. Loving the super soft @dragonfly_percussion bd beater for this kit. The HH preps are @creative_percussion & @stack_ring_percussion - Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe - scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 169 of my #DrumBeatProject 3.8.23 w/notations. This is not a vegan post - double whammy of quijada (donkey jaw bone) and goat-skinned riq here. I chose this one not only due to the unique and interesting quijada and Moroccan riq but also because of the HH part. It’s typical for the HH to be an ostinato or the anchor of the beat in some way, but it  shifts back and forth a 16th here which is fun. Of course any other sound can be substituted if you don’t have donkey bones lying around… That’s @drumgees keeping the @meinlpercussion jingles on the riq - the usual suspects round out the other preparations... Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations atGlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 169 of my #DrumBeatProject 3.8.23 w/notations. This is not a vegan post - double whammy of quijada (donkey jaw bone) and goat-skinned riq here. I chose this one not only due to the unique and interesting quijada and Moroccan riq but also because of the HH part. It’s typical for the HH to be an ostinato or the anchor of the beat in some way, but it shifts back and forth a 16th here which is fun. Of course any other sound can be substituted if you don’t have donkey bones lying around… That’s @drumgees keeping the @meinlpercussion jingles on the riq - the usual suspects round out the other preparations... Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio - subscribe! Scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations atGlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 168 of my #DrumBeatProject 3.21.23 w/var. & notations. A nice little kalimba melody w/kit accomp. For me the trickiest part of this one is the busy-ish kalimba part. Note that the BD part changes for the 2nd half along with the LH voicings. This particular $20 resale shop kalimba is tough to keep in tune - but when no one else is playing - who’s to say what’s in or out of tune! It’s got the right grit and grain in tone at least…. Lots of fun preparations on the drums and hats thx to @creative_percussion @stack_ring_percussion @drumgees & @upcycledpercussion 
And had to turn down the feeding-back kalimba, so both sets of @davedeming dem sticks worked perfectly (as usual!) Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio & scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations atGlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 168 of my #DrumBeatProject 3.21.23 w/var. & notations. A nice little kalimba melody w/kit accomp. For me the trickiest part of this one is the busy-ish kalimba part. Note that the BD part changes for the 2nd half along with the LH voicings. This particular $20 resale shop kalimba is tough to keep in tune - but when no one else is playing - who’s to say what’s in or out of tune! It’s got the right grit and grain in tone at least…. Lots of fun preparations on the drums and hats thx to @creative_percussion @stack_ring_percussion @drumgees & @upcycledpercussion
And had to turn down the feeding-back kalimba, so both sets of @davedeming dem sticks worked perfectly (as usual!) Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio & scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations atGlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor
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Beat 167 of my #DrumBeatProject 3.1.23, w/var. & notations. The drumkit equivalent of rubbing your belly while tapping your head! This one is deceptively tricky cuz the RH rotary motion of cranking the siren (cyclically w/the rotation speed completely independent of the rest of the groove) against the LH vertical strokes. I’ve loved the siren since first hearing Varèse’s “Ionization” and rekindled that love when immersing myself in the music of John Luther Adams to the point that @jefftweedy gave me this one for my bday several years back (it’s on the @wilco song “Dawned On Me” and my piece “The Haunted Hive” btw). I have 2 HH patterns notated and both are performed here. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio & scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations atGlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor

Beat 167 of my #DrumBeatProject 3.1.23, w/var. & notations. The drumkit equivalent of rubbing your belly while tapping your head! This one is deceptively tricky cuz the RH rotary motion of cranking the siren (cyclically w/the rotation speed completely independent of the rest of the groove) against the LH vertical strokes. I’ve loved the siren since first hearing Varèse’s “Ionization” and rekindled that love when immersing myself in the music of John Luther Adams to the point that @jefftweedy gave me this one for my bday several years back (it’s on the @wilco song “Dawned On Me” and my piece “The Haunted Hive” btw). I have 2 HH patterns notated and both are performed here. Solo pieces are up on my youtube channel, link in bio & scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations atGlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor ...

Beat 166 of my #DrumBeatProject 3.1.23 sibling beat & notations follow. This one has been an ear worm for me (as tacky as that might sound!). Something about the on/off tom ride and how that interacts w/the groove… A few possible RH variations here, all very similar,  but each does affect the LH in some subtle way. When playing - be sure to get the LH buzz, rimshots & RH dead-stroke-pitch bend, small details that make a big difference. Alt beat just adds rim ride on the 2nd bar. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations atGlennKotche.com/projectscheck ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 166 of my #DrumBeatProject 3.1.23 sibling beat & notations follow. This one has been an ear worm for me (as tacky as that might sound!). Something about the on/off tom ride and how that interacts w/the groove… A few possible RH variations here, all very similar, but each does affect the LH in some subtle way. When playing - be sure to get the LH buzz, rimshots & RH dead-stroke-pitch bend, small details that make a big difference. Alt beat just adds rim ride on the 2nd bar. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations atGlennKotche.com/projectscheck ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 165 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.24.23 - related beat & notations follow. I broke out this one-of-a-kind custom marching machine (beautifully crafted by @colindcampbell for the @wilco Ode To Joy tour) since it sounds great and I never got to play it enough. 
This beat ensued. I can’t really dissect it - but it’s basically a lot of off-kilter parts colliding around the MM backbeat. 2nd & 3rd vids came first then added the tom sounds (vaguely songo-esque) to make it “complete”. Stack_ring_percussion @creative_percussion & @upcycledpercussion on the FT, HH, BD & SD are enhancing the sound (especially love the way the highs are playing off one another in the 2nd clip). Using my #activewave570 sig sticks. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations atGlennKotche.com/projectscheck ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 165 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.24.23 - related beat & notations follow. I broke out this one-of-a-kind custom marching machine (beautifully crafted by @colindcampbell for the @wilco Ode To Joy tour) since it sounds great and I never got to play it enough.
This beat ensued. I can’t really dissect it - but it’s basically a lot of off-kilter parts colliding around the MM backbeat. 2nd & 3rd vids came first then added the tom sounds (vaguely songo-esque) to make it “complete”. Stack_ring_percussion @creative_percussion & @upcycledpercussion on the FT, HH, BD & SD are enhancing the sound (especially love the way the highs are playing off one another in the 2nd clip). Using my #activewave570 sig sticks. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations atGlennKotche.com/projectscheck ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco
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Beat 164 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.16.23 - related beat, variation & notations follow. This one and it’s precursor (2nd vid) are both in 5 but the 1st beat has a changing bell pattern over the 2 bars whereas the 2nd stays the same. Btw, do as I say and not as I do, and never set your coffee on your glock! The development went from just HH, SD & BD (2nd beat here) to orchestrating it on the toms and adding the bell variation - played on my new beauty (thx to @ashwin_deepankar) @Morfbeats bell. 3rd vid is the same as the 1st but w/ SD dbles added. The quarter notes are grouped as 3+2 - but there’s no overt/audible 8th note cell grouping which gives it a nice ambiguous flow = why I chose it. All the usual suspects as far as preparations go - see tags for those. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 164 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.16.23 - related beat, variation & notations follow. This one and it’s precursor (2nd vid) are both in 5 but the 1st beat has a changing bell pattern over the 2 bars whereas the 2nd stays the same. Btw, do as I say and not as I do, and never set your coffee on your glock! The development went from just HH, SD & BD (2nd beat here) to orchestrating it on the toms and adding the bell variation - played on my new beauty (thx to @ashwin_deepankar) @Morfbeats bell. 3rd vid is the same as the 1st but w/ SD dbles added. The quarter notes are grouped as 3+2 - but there’s no overt/audible 8th note cell grouping which gives it a nice ambiguous flow = why I chose it. All the usual suspects as far as preparations go - see tags for those. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 163 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.5.23 - related beat & notations follow. As eluded to last week, this is the next phase of last week’s beats - all 4 together are a great glimpse into how I develop beats. These 2 retain the tom melody, the foot pattern and the SD “backbeats” from last week, but add a pitched melodic element on the crotales. The second beat came first with the crotales playing the backbeat & walking up a 4 note scale (that gels well w/the tom pitches), which then grew & developed into the main beat here that’s got a more active crotale rhythm. Using the usual suspects as preparations on the kit - see tags for those. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 163 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.5.23 - related beat & notations follow. As eluded to last week, this is the next phase of last week’s beats - all 4 together are a great glimpse into how I develop beats. These 2 retain the tom melody, the foot pattern and the SD “backbeats” from last week, but add a pitched melodic element on the crotales. The second beat came first with the crotales playing the backbeat & walking up a 4 note scale (that gels well w/the tom pitches), which then grew & developed into the main beat here that’s got a more active crotale rhythm. Using the usual suspects as preparations on the kit - see tags for those. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 162 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.5.23 - 2 alt tempo vids, 1 xtra beat & notations at the end. Which tempo do you like best? The vids go from 105 bpm to 103 to 100 - I’m leaning towards 100 bpm. This started as a tom melody using the same foot pattern as several other beats lately = BD on 1 & 3  w/HH on a’s following the BD - good for flow and also makes a linear beat when the tom/RH part is added. Then I added the SD backbeat in the 1st 2 mea. but displaced those for mea. 3 & 4 for development - the SD part ends up being the rhythmic melody for the 4 bar circular phrase. The xtra vid is also mostly linear between the tom melody and reversed foot pattern but with a LH maraca ride part/ostinato. Some other ways to expand this one too - more on that soon. Using the usual suspects for sound enhancement, see tags for those. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 162 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.5.23 - 2 alt tempo vids, 1 xtra beat & notations at the end. Which tempo do you like best? The vids go from 105 bpm to 103 to 100 - I’m leaning towards 100 bpm. This started as a tom melody using the same foot pattern as several other beats lately = BD on 1 & 3 w/HH on a’s following the BD - good for flow and also makes a linear beat when the tom/RH part is added. Then I added the SD backbeat in the 1st 2 mea. but displaced those for mea. 3 & 4 for development - the SD part ends up being the rhythmic melody for the 4 bar circular phrase. The xtra vid is also mostly linear between the tom melody and reversed foot pattern but with a LH maraca ride part/ostinato. Some other ways to expand this one too - more on that soon. Using the usual suspects for sound enhancement, see tags for those. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 161 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.2.23 - 2 alt tempo vids & notations at the end. This one is deceptively tricky to nail and came out of an exercise of mine where I just create a unison hand pattern mixing up 1, 2 or 3 note groupings, all w/a single subdivision rest in between. I then fill in the rests w/feet - either in unison or alternating - this one is alternating BD & HH. Lastly, I keep the pattern in one hand and treat it like a “ride” part and deviate the other hand to make into more of a SD or “backbeat” part. So for this beat, the first mea. is unison hands & in the 2nd mea. The RH keeps the pattern (ride) and the LH only plays a couple of select SD (backbeat) notes. I’m also switching timbres between the 2 mea. from toms to @Creative_percussion guiro stax and SD x-stick on the @Gruv-x X-click. I’ve got a brand new CP shaker BD beater too that you can’t see but is sounding great - also a shaker mallet by them. The trickiest part for me is the feet. Since it’s in 3/4 and there are 5 notes per mea. the feet reverse in the 2nd mea. that coupled w/the feet being highly syncopated (AND when the RH goes from a reg. horizontal stroke to a lateral scraping motion) makes it tougher to really lock in when you’re playing it than it might seem when you’re watching it. The contrast between the 2 measures and the rolling feel of it all make it worth the effort though imo! That’s also@stack_ring_percussion and @upcycledpercussion on the HH and an @meinlpercussion finger shaker for a little xtra spice.The 2 xtra vids are just different tempos - also included notation for a breakdown ex. to try out first.New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 161 of my #DrumBeatProject 2.2.23 - 2 alt tempo vids & notations at the end. This one is deceptively tricky to nail and came out of an exercise of mine where I just create a unison hand pattern mixing up 1, 2 or 3 note groupings, all w/a single subdivision rest in between. I then fill in the rests w/feet - either in unison or alternating - this one is alternating BD & HH. Lastly, I keep the pattern in one hand and treat it like a “ride” part and deviate the other hand to make into more of a SD or “backbeat” part. So for this beat, the first mea. is unison hands & in the 2nd mea. The RH keeps the pattern (ride) and the LH only plays a couple of select SD (backbeat) notes. I’m also switching timbres between the 2 mea. from toms to @Creative_percussion guiro stax and SD x-stick on the @Gruv-x X-click. I’ve got a brand new CP shaker BD beater too that you can’t see but is sounding great - also a shaker mallet by them. The trickiest part for me is the feet. Since it’s in 3/4 and there are 5 notes per mea. the feet reverse in the 2nd mea. that coupled w/the feet being highly syncopated (AND when the RH goes from a reg. horizontal stroke to a lateral scraping motion) makes it tougher to really lock in when you’re playing it than it might seem when you’re watching it. The contrast between the 2 measures and the rolling feel of it all make it worth the effort though imo! That’s also@stack_ring_percussion and @upcycledpercussion on the HH and an @meinlpercussion finger shaker for a little xtra spice.The 2 xtra vids are just different tempos - also included notation for a breakdown ex. to try out first.New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 160 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.23.23 - 3 alt tempo vids & notations at the end. This one popped into my head as a bass line (which happens quite a bit) that I then simplified into a beat. I wasn’t sure what tempo I liked it at best, so included an offering of several here. The first 3 counts are the same linear pattern in both mea. but the 1st ends with the space of a hanging HH opening & the 2nd as a BD upbeat punctuation. That contrast is why I chose this one. That’s @creative_percussion Guirostax that I’m hitting as a SD rimshot & @stack_ring_percussion and @upcycledpercussion on the HH. Last vid uses @davedeming lang ying brooms that really blend nicely with the other timbres. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 160 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.23.23 - 3 alt tempo vids & notations at the end. This one popped into my head as a bass line (which happens quite a bit) that I then simplified into a beat. I wasn’t sure what tempo I liked it at best, so included an offering of several here. The first 3 counts are the same linear pattern in both mea. but the 1st ends with the space of a hanging HH opening & the 2nd as a BD upbeat punctuation. That contrast is why I chose this one. That’s @creative_percussion Guirostax that I’m hitting as a SD rimshot & @stack_ring_percussion and @upcycledpercussion on the HH. Last vid uses @davedeming lang ying brooms that really blend nicely with the other timbres. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 159 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.10.23 - 2 xtra vids & notations at the end. Studio vids: not your typical IG drummer fare here- nothing flashy or difficult - but this one embodies what this project is all about - giving a glimpse into my approach to playing, composing and teaching. The vid is from an actual drum take in the studio with @wilco last week. That’s my little booth at the loft in Chicago where I’m trying out a new part to a new song. It’s only 3 voices but uses all 4 limbs. This one eschews the normal rock ebb & flow of BD & SD alternation in favor of a HH event/part that gradually opens and expands over 3 counts w/bookend punctuations on SD & BD. The hardest part is getting those openings consistent without losing the musicality of the part. The 1st xtra vid is of the HH isolated. The rest/space is actually on count 1 - but it’s easy to hear that space on count 4 - but by having that unison SD/BD marcato accent on count 2 it sort of acts like a backbeat accent. In the second xtra vid I say “1” so you can calibrate the timing. 
New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 159 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.10.23 - 2 xtra vids & notations at the end. Studio vids: not your typical IG drummer fare here- nothing flashy or difficult - but this one embodies what this project is all about - giving a glimpse into my approach to playing, composing and teaching. The vid is from an actual drum take in the studio with @wilco last week. That’s my little booth at the loft in Chicago where I’m trying out a new part to a new song. It’s only 3 voices but uses all 4 limbs. This one eschews the normal rock ebb & flow of BD & SD alternation in favor of a HH event/part that gradually opens and expands over 3 counts w/bookend punctuations on SD & BD. The hardest part is getting those openings consistent without losing the musicality of the part. The 1st xtra vid is of the HH isolated. The rest/space is actually on count 1 - but it’s easy to hear that space on count 4 - but by having that unison SD/BD marcato accent on count 2 it sort of acts like a backbeat accent. In the second xtra vid I say “1” so you can calibrate the timing.
New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco
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Beat 158 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.4.23 - Notations & alt vid at the end. This is a compound beat in 3, comprised of 2 sibling beats that have the same notation but diff. orchestration - the RH is on HH for the 1st half and moves to the alternating toms for the 2nd half & LH goes to the stack for the 2nd 1/2 as well. The xtra vid includes part of another, 3rd sibling beat, on non-alternating rack toms. I tried a few different stick choices but the @tackle_instrument stick topper felt and sounded the best. So using the shoulder of the stick on HH and then the felt topper part on the toms - those toppers are such a great tool to have! That’s a @Gruvxpercussion & @creative_percussion situation on SD along w/ @stack_ring_percussion and @upcycledpercussion on the HH. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 158 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.4.23 - Notations & alt vid at the end. This is a compound beat in 3, comprised of 2 sibling beats that have the same notation but diff. orchestration - the RH is on HH for the 1st half and moves to the alternating toms for the 2nd half & LH goes to the stack for the 2nd 1/2 as well. The xtra vid includes part of another, 3rd sibling beat, on non-alternating rack toms. I tried a few different stick choices but the @tackle_instrument stick topper felt and sounded the best. So using the shoulder of the stick on HH and then the felt topper part on the toms - those toppers are such a great tool to have! That’s a @Gruvxpercussion & @creative_percussion situation on SD along w/ @stack_ring_percussion and @upcycledpercussion on the HH. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beat vids & notations at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 157 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.2.23 - Multiple notations & alt vid at the end. Yet another kalimba beat! Woke up w/the melody and BD pulse in my head. Then added the staggered HH pulse which, w/the BD, creates an underlying 12/8 feel over the more 6/4 feel of the melody. It can be written/felt either way - hence including both notations here. The SD x-stk answer to @meinlpercussion Waterfall and Birds creates a 3rd layer of action - & having to use 2 diff. techniques (sliding on the percussion and then striking the SD) is a nice challenge too. This isn’t my fav melody but I choose this one because of those multiple layers & feels which create a lot of opportunites to break this down several ways for teaching purposes - more on that in the future tho… SD situation is a @zildjiancompany FX Spiral Stacker using @drumgess w/ @creative_percussion guiro stax & @gruvxpercussion click - that timbre cocktail just blended better w/the other elements than a reg. SD. The alt vid is moving the kalimba rhythm to ride cym - a good initial step in learning the beat before introducing the pitches. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 157 of my #DrumBeatProject 1.2.23 - Multiple notations & alt vid at the end. Yet another kalimba beat! Woke up w/the melody and BD pulse in my head. Then added the staggered HH pulse which, w/the BD, creates an underlying 12/8 feel over the more 6/4 feel of the melody. It can be written/felt either way - hence including both notations here. The SD x-stk answer to @meinlpercussion Waterfall and Birds creates a 3rd layer of action - & having to use 2 diff. techniques (sliding on the percussion and then striking the SD) is a nice challenge too. This isn’t my fav melody but I choose this one because of those multiple layers & feels which create a lot of opportunites to break this down several ways for teaching purposes - more on that in the future tho… SD situation is a @zildjiancompany FX Spiral Stacker using @drumgess w/ @creative_percussion guiro stax & @gruvxpercussion click - that timbre cocktail just blended better w/the other elements than a reg. SD. The alt vid is moving the kalimba rhythm to ride cym - a good initial step in learning the beat before introducing the pitches. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 156 of my #DrumBeatProject 12.27.22 - alt. vid and notations at the end. A little new year’s eve ditty: A B A B’ form - kalimba is locking in with the feet rhythmically & RH is doing a 2 note / 1 note / 2 note pattern w/the single note on SD as the backbeat and the doubles voiced around the 2 stacks and FT. The LF HH is displaced a 16th forward acting more like a SD ghost note than backbeat reinforcement - I’ve been doing that a lot lately... That’s some great brand new @stack_ring_percussion sounds enhancing the stacks and @upcycledpercussion the the HH. Try the LH on any pitched percussion if you’re kalimba-less. 2nd vid is just a slower groove w/rods instead of the customized @promarksticks tenor mallet. Wishing everyone a 2023 full of growth, compassion, truth & gratitude! New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 156 of my #DrumBeatProject 12.27.22 - alt. vid and notations at the end. A little new year’s eve ditty: A B A B’ form - kalimba is locking in with the feet rhythmically & RH is doing a 2 note / 1 note / 2 note pattern w/the single note on SD as the backbeat and the doubles voiced around the 2 stacks and FT. The LF HH is displaced a 16th forward acting more like a SD ghost note than backbeat reinforcement - I’ve been doing that a lot lately... That’s some great brand new @stack_ring_percussion sounds enhancing the stacks and @upcycledpercussion the the HH. Try the LH on any pitched percussion if you’re kalimba-less. 2nd vid is just a slower groove w/rods instead of the customized @promarksticks tenor mallet. Wishing everyone a 2023 full of growth, compassion, truth & gratitude! New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio, scores for all solo pieces are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...

Beat 155 of my #DrumBeatProject 12.7.22 - alt. vid and notations at the end. Utilizing my homemade threaded spring rods for this one, focusing just on the scraping sound in this beat but these are capable of so many more unique & interesting sounds (a limited number are now available for purchase on my website! https://www.glennkotche.com/product/custom-threaded-rods/  Link also in bio). The beat is pretty much linear (like last week) & centered around the melody that emerges from the scrapes on different surfaces. It’s fun and challenging to intertwine techniques - going between reg. strokes to the scraping/sliding motion. The HH bells & HH opening augment the scraping melody nicely too. 2nd vid is the same beat, but slower. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio. And Fishing A.M. which exclusively uses these threaded rods is up there as well. Scores for both are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco

Beat 155 of my #DrumBeatProject 12.7.22 - alt. vid and notations at the end. Utilizing my homemade threaded spring rods for this one, focusing just on the scraping sound in this beat but these are capable of so many more unique & interesting sounds (a limited number are now available for purchase on my website! https://www.glennkotche.com/product/custom-threaded-rods/ Link also in bio). The beat is pretty much linear (like last week) & centered around the melody that emerges from the scrapes on different surfaces. It’s fun and challenging to intertwine techniques - going between reg. strokes to the scraping/sliding motion. The HH bells & HH opening augment the scraping melody nicely too. 2nd vid is the same beat, but slower. New solo piece - Equilibrium - is up on my youtube channel, link in bio. And Fishing A.M. which exclusively uses these threaded rods is up there as well. Scores for both are on my website. Past beats at GlennKotche.com/projects check ’em out! @clark.hubbard @ashwin_deepankar #ABeatAWeek #DrumBeatTheory #DrumBeatImmersion #loveyourneighbor @wilco ...