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Gary Chaffee Sticking Patterns
Patterns is one of the most comprehensive drum methods available. Covering a wide range of materials, the books can be used in any order, or in any combination with one another. They are a must for developing the kinds of skills necessary for drumset performance.
In Sticking Patterns, Gary's unique approach to the use of stickings on the set is explored. Completely different from the rudiments, Gary's system is designed specifically for drumset performance, both for creating time feels as well as for filling and soloing. Also included are sections on accented single stokes, as well as the use of double strokes on the set.
The Patterns Series
The four books contained in the patterns series have been designed to help students in developing an awereness of the types of materials currently being used in contemporasy drum performance. Throughout the books, many suggestions will be made concerning how these materials can be applied to the drum set. Students should feel free to experiment with these possibilities, as well as any other ideas that they may come up with.It is important to understand that the books are not sequential and can be worked on in any order. Also, it is not necessary to complete one book before moving on to the next. The various topics that are presented can be worked on in whatever order is the most appropriate for the individual student.
Rhythm and Meter Patterns - Deals with a comprehensive examination of rhythmic and metric materials, including such things as odd-rhythms, polyrhythms, mixed meters, metric modulation and the likes.
Sticking Patterns - Presents a new approach to stickings with specific emphasis on their application to drum set performance. Also includes materials for accented single strokes, as well as exercises dealing with the use of doubles on the set.
Time Functioning Patterns - Focuses on time functioning skills in both the Jazz and Rock areas. Topics include cymbal ostinatos and linear phrasing, as well as melodic and harmonic jJazz coordination.
Technique Patterns - Contains materials that are designed to help students in developing basic technical skilles. Includes a wide variety of exercises for the hands, as well as materials for the feet.