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R!Solo: Beatback for Drumset by Brian Blume

by Rhythm Scene Staff | Jun 01, 2016

In this funk/rock-style solo, the roles of the bass drum and snare drum essentially get flipped, resulting in the backbeat (beats 2 and 4) falling to the bass drum, and the downbeats being played by the snare drum. The title is a simple play on words—reversing backbeat = beatback. There are three sections: (1) mm.1–18, (2) mm.18–22, and (3) mm. 23–30, followed by a four-bar coda. The first section and the coda are half-time grooves, while the other two sections are in four. Be careful of the syncopation (count the rhythms!), and a few of the linear fills can be tricky to play smoothly. Have fun!


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Beatback

 

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Brian BlumeBrian Blume
is an Assistant Professor of Percussion at Southeastern University (Lakeland, Florida), where he teaches percussion, music theory, music history, and the SEU Fireline. As a composer, Blume has published more than 20 works for percussion, and his music has been performed at PASIC, the Midwest Clinic, and at universities and high schools around the world.

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R!Solo: Beatback for Drumset by Brian Blume

Jun 1, 2016, 00:00 AM by Rhythm Scene Staff

In this funk/rock-style solo, the roles of the bass drum and snare drum essentially get flipped, resulting in the backbeat (beats 2 and 4) falling to the bass drum, and the downbeats being played by the snare drum. The title is a simple play on words—reversing backbeat = beatback. There are three sections: (1) mm.1–18, (2) mm.18–22, and (3) mm. 23–30, followed by a four-bar coda. The first section and the coda are half-time grooves, while the other two sections are in four. Be careful of the syncopation (count the rhythms!), and a few of the linear fills can be tricky to play smoothly. Have fun!


Beatback Key

 

Beatback

 

PDF Download Button

Brian BlumeBrian Blume
is an Assistant Professor of Percussion at Southeastern University (Lakeland, Florida), where he teaches percussion, music theory, music history, and the SEU Fireline. As a composer, Blume has published more than 20 works for percussion, and his music has been performed at PASIC, the Midwest Clinic, and at universities and high schools around the world.

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