A drum chant is a pattern or short patterns that make up a long pattern. This second lesson on building drum chants encourages more insights involving the art of phrasing. The chant is basically known in the Western world as a “drum beat” or “beat”. Simple chants are demonstrated at moderate tempos in 4/4 and 5/4. It’s always a well rounded measure to practice everything in duple and triple time. I encourage thinking not only inside the box, but outside as well as around and even further out.
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