Documents Similar To Bobby Rondinelli & Michael Lauren – Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming. Uploaded. By Gary Chaffee. Drumset Book & CD. Patterns is one of the most comprehensive drum methods available. Covering a wide range of materials, the books can. Just ordered a few of these myself. Sticking Patterns arrived yesterday, but as yet all I’ve had time to do is thumb through the book. Hopefully.

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Your experiences and suggestions User Name Remember Me? Your experiences and suggestions. Just ordered a stickking of these myself. Sticking Patterns arrived yesterday, but as yet all I’ve had time to do is thumb through the book. Hopefully, Time Functioning and Technique Patterns will arrive in the next few days and I’ll order Rhythm pahterns Meter and quite possibly the Linear book soon too. I look forward to disappearing “down the rabbit hole” with these over the next several years and seeing what I can come up with.

Still, the ability to pick and choose, visit and revisit the material I now have will keep me occupied forever Last edited by Pocket-full-of-gold; at Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold.

Hary a little garj, the patterns series offers limitless possibilities for developing new musical vocabulary. I’ve used them for years, and studied with Gary some years ago. His patterns video series expands on some of the ways he suggests working on the material and is almost a complete methodology of how to develop new ideas.

I’ve shared advice via private messages with a few forum members on how to work on the patterns series. That’s part why I think the patterns series is so great; there are endless numbers of ways to work on it and though Gary outlines some excellent ways, you can really get creative with how you do it. Originally Posted by Rberg. Saw that for a reasonable price just recently. I did wonder at the time if it was designed as a supplement to the books. Do you think it makes a good addition from the outset, or am I better just starting off with the suggestions Gary outlines in the books themselves and coming back to the DVD for more extensive ideas at a later time?

Originally Posted by whitecatcafe. I know that we could all benefit from it greatly! Sure, I could put something together for you. Keep in mind, it would only be my approach based on my years with the books, my use of the books with numerous students, and my studies with Gary.

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If you get a chance, I highly recommend studying with him in person, as last I heard he’s been teaching again for the past two years. Anything in particular you’re interested in? I like the idea of a thread where people share the ideas they’ve come up with while working on the books, and I’m also surprised there isn’t one. I think it’s a sign of the strength of the material; everyone who plays the books or studied with Gary sounds different, based on what they’re interested in musically. I would love to have a lesson or two with Gary in person, but he is quite far away Maybe I’ll email him and ask him if he is interested in doing Skype lessons The dvds are good from the beginning, even if you don’t use certain sections right away.


The concepts are good in their own right, and many can be used without a deep study of the books. In fact, many sections develop 1 or 2 ideas extensively, and are relatively easy to do.

Ideally the concepts can be applied to anything. The VHS used to come with a sheet with some stuff written down, so you didn’t even need the book to make use of it. In fact, the explanations and demonstrates are so clear that I don’t remember even looking at the sheet more than once. That was some time ago though.

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I don’t really know what to add, but the books are great. I got these books when I first started drumming about years ago. They got put into my routine just as part of my basic training.

Now that I’ve been through more stuff and can slowly start calling myself a drummer of some sort they are just additions and inspirations to the other main traditional methods out there. When it comes to the linear stuff, I try to just take it slow. I take a line a stick with it for a long time, milking it for what it’s worth. It’s just a sticking combination really. You’ve just increased the number of limbs, hence the possibilities are increased.

At different points you’ll find ways to interpret them that are useful to you that become part of your natural intuitive approach and that’s the idea, I guess. The concept of taking a sticking combination, use it with a reading text and adding an ostinato is one way to find more limitless possibilities.

It’s really about what you find interesting and useful in your own musical endeavours. I’ll tell you what. I looked on his web page and it says that the books can be worked on in unison or “random” order by the individuals choice. Any recommendations on a good starting point, or do you all suggest just picking what I believe covers my biggest need or most logical place that I think I should start? Thanks in advance for any input.

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Originally Posted by Derek. Brian, care to share some of these ‘limitless possibilities’ that you speak of? When I was starting out, my instructor gave me advice to learn the systems and exercises sequentially and memorize them.

Discipline is not my strong suit but these books made me want to practice. Also great for reading. Part of my warm-up routine every day was going through many sticking and technique pattern exercises forwards and backwards.

Haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of all the possibilities, myself. Much of the technique side comes down to developing muscle memory and practicing very slowly with a click, of course. Cool, I guess it does make sense to memorize the Compound Sticking patterns. That’s what you were referring to right? Last edited by Brian; at Before all of that, the pattefns several pages of sticking patterns green book are the single double accents, etc.

I worked out and memorized all of those, including the exercises. Beyond that, I would add the feet and work on different ostinatos to make it a challenging 4-way thing. A paradiddle at the end and the exercise is reversed, to work the weak side.


There’s seemingly no limit as to how you can practice and apply the material. Just thought I’d start a thread on the Patterns series! I’m just starting to get into these books and would love your valuable input.

Find all posts by drumming sort of person. Dare I suggest Time Functioning Patterns as agry good start chagfee I’m new to this material myself But I’m cgaffee a wealth of possibilities in Time Functioning alone that will keep you well and truly occupied until you get your hands on the others.

It’s definitely possible and encouraged by Garry himself to work from three different sections of this book at the same time and still know you’re adopting different yet interlocking skillsets that are really only scratching the surface of where it can take you. Ultimately, it’s entirely up to you and I’m not convinced there is actually a correct answer to the question. But after only a few days involvement myself, I can recommend Time Functioning as being as a good a place as any to dive in.

Ptaterns, Thank you for the input and suggestions. I appreciate the insight as you’ve begun these books. And you too Brian. With each of you sharing what you’ve learned through each of your varied degrees of exposure to the system, I’m getting some idea of where I’ll likely start. Yet another reminder that proficiency on the drums is a journey and not a destination.

I’ve gone through them all. A lot of time to do it properly. Be prepared to work on one or two lines per minutes. Some of the material will feel really nice, while some of it will feel quite awkward. Stickings will get your hands in shape as well as your linear ideas. Time Functioning will help with your groove and pocket. Technique is the icing on the cake. The most important thing is to resist the urge to gady any of the crazy stuff to a performance stickiny you’ve been practicing this stuff for a couple years.

You will be tempted, trust me. I came to these books from reading an interview with him from modern drummer in the archive on his site. Watch vinnie and you will learn how to apply this stuff.

His system is very simple once you know where he is coming from. Find all posts by samthebeat.

I have spent some significant time on the Chaffee material. I believe you need to be careful with your approach if you try to become a completist you may wind up wasting some valuable time. I am not saying this in any way to indicate anything negative aptterns the material Chaffee has written.

It’s more that there is so much stuff in his material that you need to think about your time and what will be the most useful to you. For me, it was most applicable to get into the “Time Functioning” book and the separate “Linear” stickig.