Master Series: Antonio Sanchez

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Master Series

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Use click on all four quarter notes of the bar. Don’t rely completely on bounce. 3. as discussed on the DVD: 1. Move the click around so it only plays beats 2. 2 . Practice on different surfaces. Work with a click track: A. Split hands with right hand on one surface. Click on whole notes only. 4. 3. Practice rudiments on various surfaces. Click on half notes only.Master Series: Antonio Sanchez “CHALLENGE WITHIN” This is the 5/4 clave that underlies this tune: 1 And here is the 5/4 clave with cascara pattern: 2 PRACTICE: AREAS OF FOCUS Here are some of the areas that Antonio recommends drummers devote attention to during practice. D. Don’t just stay with what you are already comfortable with. Practice playing simple. left hand on another. D. B. Hand Technique: A. or 4 in each bar. C. 2. C. Identify and work on your weaknesses. B.

You can then move on to working on independence with the bass drum. On the DVD. Play the following ostinato with right hand. here is what this example would look like if all the parts were written out together: 6 3 . and left foot: 5 And then play patterns from Syncopation (or other books) against this ostinato with your right foot on the bass drum. To develop jazz independence with the left hand. left hand. play various patterns with your left hand to develop independence. Antonio plays the following phrase as an example: 4 Antonio recommends using the book Syncopation by Ted Reed as a source for left hand practice rhythms. For clarity. practice the following ostinatos with various hand/foot patterns played against them.Master Series: Antonio Sanchez INDEPENDENCE: PRACTICE ROUTINES To develop independence between the limbs. The Art of Bop Drumming by John Riley and Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer by Jim Chapin are also great resources. Almost any book with eighth-note rhythms could be used. play the following ostinato: 3 And against it. This will give you the physical capacity necessary to express ideas in various styles.

You can also approach independence in other styles in the same fashion. Play this ostinato: 7 And then play your independence figures against this with your left foot on the hi-hat.Master Series: Antonio Sanchez Sometimes it is helpful to write the exercises out in this fashion so you can see where things line up. Here’s what the snare part looks like: 9 4 . and in a double-time feel. You can also work on independence with your left foot on the hi-hat. play the following ostinato: 8 Against this. play independence figures from your books both as written (with a half-time feel). For Samba. Antonio demonstrates the same 4-bar phrase (from Example 4) against the Samba ostinato in this manner.

It consists of the Bongo bell pattern played on the ride. use the figures in various books like Syncopation to practice against these ostinatos.Master Series: Antonio Sanchez Here is an ostinato to achieve independence in the Afro-Cuban style. with a 3-2 Rhumba clave played by the left foot and a tumbao played by the bass drum: 10 On the DVD. 5 . Antonio plays the Syncopation phrase (Example 4) against this ostinato with both a half-time and double-time feel on the snare: 11 Again.

use the following ostinato: 12 On the DVD. and gradually adds more notes until the entire measure is covered. Antonio plays the following excercise. when working on Samba independence. For instance. This is played on the snare drum along with the above ostinato: 13 6 .Master Series: Antonio Sanchez INDEPENDENCE: USING PERMUTATIONS Another effective way to work on independence is by playing rhythmic permutations that train you to be able to play on any beat in the measure. which uses sliding/displaced rhythms.

to develop independence with the right foot: 15 ROY HAYNES LICK Below is a left-foot hi-hat idea that Antonio demonstrates which was inspired by the great Roy Haynes: 16 7 . Here is an Afro-Cuban ostinato against which the above patterns (Example 13) can be played on the snare: 14 Here is an Afro-Cuban ostinato against which the above rhythms (Example 13) can be played on the bass drum.Master Series: Antonio Sanchez Use the same sliding/displaced excercise with ostinatos in the Afro-Cuban and Jazz styles.

which the odd-meter patterns are based on: 18 Here is the first odd-meter pattern. 19 The last two examples show the 7/8 clave. The second example shows the right-foot cowbell playing only the downbeat of the first bar. This clave is composed of two bars of 7/8. a clave in 5/4 time. Antonio solos over this pattern. Here is the basic 3-2 Rhumba clave. 20 21 8 .Master Series: Antonio Sanchez “THE GATHERING SKY” Here is the basic 3/4 Samba groove that Antonio uses under the guitar solo: 17 Antonio builds his closing solo on various clave patterns. The right foot plays the downbeat of each measure on a cowbell played by the right foot. some in odd meters. The first example has the bass drum playing the downbeat of each bar of 7.

Having an approachable and friendly personality.Returning calls and e-mails promptly. ANTONIO SANCHEZ SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY Antonio Sanchez Pat Metheny Group Pat Metheny Trio Chick Corea Trio w/John Patitucci Michael Brecker Gary Burton Quartet w/Pat Metheny. . . .Having a good attitude and respecting the music.Being humble and easy to work with. your playing skills must be complemented by your professional skills in order to succeed in the music business. Joe (Independent) Wide Angles (Verve) Live at Yoshi's (Concorde) Travesia (Sony) Melaza (Sony) Motherland (Verve) Looking Forward (Fresh Sound) Ceremonial (Marsalis Music) Jibaro (Marsalis Music) Unity (Stretch) Colors (Stretch) Architect of the Silent Moment (CamJazz) Soar (SunnySide) In Pursuit (SunnySide) Out of the Circle (SunnySide) Returning (Criss Cross) Prints (Criss Cross) Conversations (Savant) Viva (CamJazz) Black Bean Blues (Ram) Transcend (independent) Avishai Cohen Scott Colley Donny McCaslin Alex Sipiagine Rodriguez Brothers Diego Urcola Victor Mendoza Paoli Mejias 9 .Master Series: Antonio Sanchez PROFESSIONALISM As Antonio points out on the DVD. . .Having reliable equipment. Some of the things that top-level musicians and bands look for are: . Steve Swallow David Sanchez Danilo Perez Miguel Zenon Migration (CamJazz) Speaking of Now (Warner Bros) The Way Up (Nonesuch) Day Trip (Nonesuch) Dr.Punctuality.

) The Essence of Afro-Cuban Percussion and Drum Set by Ed Uribe (Alfred Publishing Co.) Rhythm and Meter Patterns by Gary Chaffee (Alfred Publishing Co. Now He Sobs Elektric Band Pilgrimage Bright Size Life Trio 99-00 Question and Answer Black Hope Crazy People Music The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born The Journey Sketches of Dreams Traveling Mercies Supernova Top Percussion Back East Vale Todo Through My Eyes Lawn Chair Society Charlie Parker Chick Corea Michael Brecker Pat Metheny Kenny Garrett Branford Marsalis Danilo Perez David Sanchez Chris Potter Gonzalo Rubalcaba Tito Puente Joshua Redman Conjunto Clave y Guaguanco Michel Camilo Kenny Werner RECOMMENDED BOOKS Syncopation by Ted Reed (Alfred Publishing Co.) The Art of Playing Timbales by Victor Rendon (Music in Motion Films) Stickings and Orchestrations for Drumset by Casey Scheurell (Berklee Press) The Drummer's Complete Vocabulary as Taught by Alan Dawson by John Ramsay (Alfred Publishing Co.Master Series: Antonio Sanchez RECOMMENDED LISTENING Miles Davis John Coltrane Kind Of Blue The Complete Concert 1964 Dear Old Stockholm Giant Steps A Love Supreme At Birldand Now He Sings.) Copyright © 2008 Hudson Music LLC All Rights Reserved 10 .

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