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This drummer's journey with other drummers.

Rhythm: 4/4 The Soot

 

Soot is fun, but a bit funky.

This rhythm is a 4/4, but its pulse structure is in 3-2-3, not the more common 2-2-2-2, or 3-3-2. This gives it a slightly, hmmm… lopsided feel.

Soot is quite useful as a turn-around rhythm, or as a nice base for drum solos, but it is really not very good as the main rhythm for a dancer, unless that dancer has worked really hard to get the feel of it down.

I like to use Soot in class to challenge students, and see who is actually counting, as opposed to faking it, or playing by rote. Playing three Malfufs, followed by one Soot, and then repeat, is surprisingly challenging at first.

 

Soot (4/4)
Basic (Doom and Tek)

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Enjoy!

 

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