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If you’re creating music for a bucket drumming performance this idea is so simple it’s often over-looked.
I don’t blame anyone though, it’s called, ‘bucket drumming’ right? Not, ‘stick drumming.’
Adding stick clicks is easy to do! Let’s get started…
In this video, we put both the sound of the bucket and sticks into one rhythm.
There are several ways to break this rhythm down.
I broke it down by starting with quarter notes on the dominant hand (right hand but you can use your left). Then, I added the 8th note part with the left hand afterwards.
You could also break it down by doing the first two beats of the measure by itself.
Then, the second two beats. Then combine them together. This might be easier for you.
As you know, it’s important to learn how to break things down in many different ways.
Everyone learns differently and seeing multiple perspectives will give you a deeper understanding.
OK! How did it go for you?
Is this really easy? Or are you having a challenge on a specific part of the rhythm?
I’d love to hear how it goes! Leave a comment.
Also, be sure to let me know what you’d like to learn next.