That means you can pretty much play it using only 5 notes. Breaking Down Each Section The tune is comprised of two main sections, plus a tasty little solo for good measure. This melodic sequence is followed by two chords, a Bb chord and an F chord. Experiment with different inversions to see what sounds and feels best to you!
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I now know that Zigaboo actually uses both hands on the hi-hat when playing the groove to "Cissy Strut"; in this video lesson, I demonstrated both the one-handed and two-handed approach in succession. My hope is that this drum lesson will help you learn and understand the "Cissy Strut" groove, and with the various performance methods I demonstrate in the video lesson, you will find what works best for you.
Have fun and experiment! If you listen carefully you can hear Zigaboo occasionally playing slight variations e. Since these variations are random, inconsistent and in the moment, I chose to not include it in my notation used in this lesson. The performance tempo is 88 bpm. Listen to the original recording of "Cissy Strut" One thing to quickly mention is that this groove is all about feel. There are several ways to approach learning linear drum grooves.
Then work on being able to play various groupings, such as two limbs at a time, working them in different combinations. Taking this approach will not only help you own the groove, but allow you to manipulate and apply the groove in numerous ways within your own performance. To help you on your journey with learning the " Cissy Strut ", here are three examples of what it would look like if we grouped two limbs together.
There are only three limbs used in this groove, so there is only going to be three variations of the two-limb groupings. Once everything is rhythmically precise, trying playing it again with the accents, adding one at a time if need be. Bart Elliott is a degreed professional musician and founder of the Drummer Cafe. A highly sought after drummer and percussionist, both live and in the studio, Bart is widely known as a top music educator and gifted teacher, appearing as a guest artist and clinician throughout the USA.
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