Master Series: Antonio Sanchez
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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. Practice playing simple. 3. Hand Technique: A. C. Use click on all four quarter notes of the bar. Practice rudiments on various surfaces. Identify and work on your weaknesses. Practice on different surfaces. B. Don’t just stay with what you are already comfortable with. Click on whole notes only. Click on half notes only. D. Move the click around so it only plays beats 2. Work with a click track: A. left hand on another. 4. 3. or 4 in each bar. Split hands with right hand on one surface. Don’t rely completely on bounce.
. as discussed on the DVD: 1. C. 2. B. D.
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. play the following ostinato: 3
And against it. To develop jazz independence with the left hand. You can then move on to working on independence with the bass drum. left hand. here is what this example would look like if all the parts were written out together: 6
. and left foot: 5
And then play patterns from Syncopation (or other books) against this ostinato with your right foot on the bass drum. play various patterns with your left hand to develop independence. Almost any book with eighth-note rhythms could be used. On the DVD. Play the following ostinato with right hand. For clarity. This will give you the physical capacity necessary to express ideas in various styles. 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. practice the following ostinatos with various hand/foot patterns played against them.
and in a double-time feel. play independence figures from your books both as written (with a half-time feel). For Samba.Master Series: Antonio Sanchez
Sometimes it is helpful to write the exercises out in this fashion so you can see where things line up. You can also approach independence in other styles in the same fashion. Here’s what the snare part looks like: 9
. play the following ostinato: 8
Against this. Antonio demonstrates the same 4-bar phrase (from Example 4) against the Samba ostinato in this manner. You can also work on independence with your left foot on the hi-hat. Play this ostinato:
And then play your independence figures against this with your left foot on the hi-hat.
. It consists of the Bongo bell pattern played on the ride.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. 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 figures in various books like Syncopation to practice against these ostinatos.
This is played on the snare drum along with the above ostinato: 13
. which uses sliding/displaced rhythms.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. use the following ostinato: 12
On the DVD. when working on Samba independence. and gradually adds more notes until the entire measure is covered. Antonio plays the following excercise. For instance.
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. 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
.Master Series: Antonio Sanchez
Use the same sliding/displaced excercise with ostinatos in the Afro-Cuban and Jazz styles.
Here is the basic 3-2 Rhumba clave. This clave is composed of two bars of 7/8. some in odd meters. Antonio solos over this pattern. which the odd-meter patterns are based on: 18
Here is the first odd-meter pattern.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. 19
The last two examples show the 7/8 clave. The right foot plays the downbeat of each measure on a cowbell played by the right foot. The first example has the bass drum playing the downbeat of each bar of 7. a clave in 5/4 time. 20
. The second example shows the right-foot cowbell playing only the downbeat of the first bar.
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. .Being humble and easy to work with.
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.Returning calls and e-mails promptly.Having a good attitude and respecting the music.Having an approachable and friendly personality. . . 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
. . your playing skills must be complemented by your professional skills in order to succeed in the music business.Master Series: Antonio Sanchez PROFESSIONALISM
As Antonio points out on the DVD. .Punctuality.
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