Ahhh, we have unmasked another Drummer! Also some more Musicians!
Its been awhile since a thread started "talken' music", that many have forgotten who plays and what instrument played.
That would work great for a 5/4 meter. didn't even think of that when posting! I was running an 1/8 note Polyrythym thru my head
(Kick Drum at 1/8 notes thruout the measure, snare at 1/4 notes, lift Hi-Hat at end of measure then repeat for "X" number of measures).
Either way, it kind of sounds a little Disco-ish if continued over and over for every measure
On the 8th note Polyrythym, raise the Hi-Hats at last measure before a break or fill/break and play at 120 tempo for basic coolness. Also is easy to jam to.
When I had my kit completely setup (13 Piece), one great rudiment for double kick work was to drop the clutch on the Hi-Hats and play Paradiddles with the bass drums and snare.
Snare hits were on "Par" with "Ra" on right kick, then "Did" and "Dle" as quick 16ths from left to right kick. Hi-Hats tap out "A-Par,A-Ra,A-Did,A-Dle" with accents on the evens [ahh2,ahh4,ahh6,ahh8].
Do 16 measures this way, break, then 16 measures with kick drum starting "Par".
After wards, throw in some quick triplets / 16 beat Polyrythyms and Para-diddle-diddles.
Snare excersizes begin with 8th note "L-R" rolls, run through triplet rolls and Horse Trots, then end with Flamadiddles.
A few personally used Tom-Tom roll rudiments are playing the "Horse Racing" song across the Toms [the one blown before a race - ta,da-Tahh Daah-Dah-Dah, duh-dunt dun-da-dun-dah, ta-da-Tahh Daah-Dah-Dah, duh-dunt, ta-ta-ta-TA], "La Cucarocha" - <sp?>, the Chorus [lyrics] parts of Queen's Bohemian Rapsody <once again, sp?> and a few other crazy things.
During more silly practice sessions, Covering the Scores from "I Love Lucy", "Green Acres", "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and other 50's - 60's sitcoms with a hard rock / metal style is both good practice and upto an hour of fun!
We have the first release of Virtual Pool, which plays Ragtime (Scott Joplin <sp?> ) Piano songs via its jukebox.
Laying down drum rythyms to those songs is really interesting. There's at least 20 songs.
Lastly, got a really kick,...- er-..., kick-butt metronome that allow you to select beats from Simple 4 beat rythym [1/4 note snare and bass] to 32 beat rythyms, plus select from 1 to 6 beats per measure. Also tempo from like 40 bpm [AKA "For People On Downers"...joke] to around 216 bpm [AKA "For Severe Tweakers"...joke].
Sure feels good tossing out the Music Tech stuff again!