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Indian Rhythms for the Drumset – review in Modern Drummer

Modern Drummer: Indian Rhythms for the Drumset Review

5 Stars

A way of subdividing rhythms, either to simplify a difficult part or enhance a groove, the Carnatic rhythmic tradition of Southern India holds intriguing possibilities for drummers. A welcome sight, then, is Pete Lockett’s book Indian Rhythms for the Drumset. Lockett explains the traditional Indian vocal syllables used for counting irregular rhythmic groupings, and then how these phoenetics can be spread out on the drumkit.

An understanding of the roots of Indian phrasing could bear fruit for drummers in virtually every genre.

Includes a CD containing MP3 files of 200 exercises plus three play-along tracks.

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