Drum & Percussion Lessons
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5-Minute Lessons

Here is a double ostinato study for the left hand and left foot. Before you attempt this exercise you should be sure to have an understanding of the Moeller stroke and how to keep it smooth over several bars. The key to this phrasing of this exercise is in the left hand. The 5-note grouping is played as a single Moeller stroke followed by a double Moeller stroke. The left foot is playing a cascara pattern on the hi-hat.

The notated accents apply only to the left hand.

Ostinato Challenge 1
Doug Tann

Doug Tann has been working as a professional drummer for over 30 years, performing with numerous artists in a wide variety of music genres. Doug was the original drummer for the hugely successful world tour of Lorna Luft's "Song's My Mother Taught Me" of which he is credited with conceiving the drum score. As an author and educator, Doug has published 4 books, most notable being “The Forgotten Foot”, and has had several articles featured and published in Modern Drummer magazine. To purchase Doug's books visit www.leftfootpublications.com.


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