These are the tips for drummers that want to perform with me at events. We need to look good, and tight. These arrangements and sequences only look good if we all know them and play them together.
Learn, practice, and play with me on Sundays to nail it. Then you can earn the right to play with me at Trilogy Sanctuary, Eve Encinitas, Dance Church...
These are the steps in the choreography, so practice your part, and become a drummer I can perform with. I need you!
Solo Intro and Basic Break
-- Robert plays solo to get everyone's attention
-- then basic break to begin
-- Robert starts, drummers fade in one at a time,
-- boom boom, boom boom, next comes in
-- when everyone is in...
-- Robert does basic break
Diansa Break 1
-- We ALL start break 1 together
-- other band members respond on big drums
Diansa rhythm parts
-- everyone plays Madou Diansa part
-- everyone takes turns soloing, if they wish, one turn each
-- always come back to same Madou slow rhythm after solo
Long Diansa break 2
-- Robert will start the long break 2
-- all play it with me
-- Solos again, one turn each
-- Robert will speed it up
-- Robert will solo at high speed as they all go crazy
Final LOONG Break 3 for the END!!
Bow to all your new fans!
Don't worry, I will have videos here of the whole thing, plus the individual parts, and it will be EASY to nail this in 2 months. Of course, that is assuming you do your homeplay, and practice a little every day, even for 5-10 minutes.
OK? Here we go! This will be FUN! Yeehah!!
Understand Diansa Part
Understanding Diansa from Madou Dembele
In this video, I break this part down into its three components, to make it easy.
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Practice starting and stopping
In this video, I give you plenty of practice, starting with me after a break, and stopping after the break. Play along, and make sure you play the same part, at the same speed/tempo, and start exactly with me.