First-things-first: grab the transcription here.
This week, I’ve got a brand new lesson on a cool beat that’s halfway between 4 and 5.
I think some people go through phases.
For six months I made oatmeal every night, then I just stopped. (Now I’m wondering why, and starting to crave oatmeal.)
If you’d asked me a year ago what I was practicing, it was transitions between triplets and sixteenths.
For at least the last 3-4 months, it's been the relationship between 4 and 5.
It's hard to say what sparked the interest...
It was only later (in one of my friend Scott Devine's videos) that I discovered the concept of arriving at the Dilla beat by thinking quintuplets.
More likely, I saw lots of my friends starting to unpack the quintuplet, and I got Shiny Object Syndrome.
Well good damn thing.
I'm now convinced that a "sixth sense" for the relationship between subdivisions - Mark sent us to school on 2:3:4 - is one of the keys to hearing modern drum ideas.
Again - that's after you've got playing clean and playing in time under your belt. (I feel like an old man shouting from a porch;) If you try to transition from 4-to-5 with crappy time, noone will even know what you're doing.
Anyway, today's lesson explores one approach to entering that 4:5 dichotomy, by means of a cool, bottom-up beat in "5".
Hope you enjoy!
Here's that transcription again: