In this video, Jared Falk jams along to a funky sounding 7/4 fusion drum play-along. This 7/4 fusion drum play-along is a great place for you to practice all kinds of 7/4 drum beats and drum fills. This free drum lesson comes with three MP3s that you can download and use to play along or study with – one with the drum tracks removed, an alternate version with a metronome added in, and a full band track that you can use for further studying Jared’s licks or for enjoying the music.
Start by watching Jared jam along to the 7/4 fusion drum play-along, so you can have an overall idea of the drum play-along’s structure and feel. After watching the video, take the drum play-alongs to your drum set and see what you can come up with. Start by jamming along to the version with a metronome added in. This will help you keep basic time while learning how to play along to a song in 7/4. When you’re able to keep a steady tempo, you can start jamming along to the version that doesn’t include a metronome.
If you don’t know what drum beats and drum fills to play, steal some of the ideas Jared plays in the video. If you want to write your own 7/4 drum beats and drum fills, take any two 4/4 drum beats or drum fills from the rock drumming section on this website for instance, remove a quarter note from one of them and glue them together to come up with a brand new 7/4 pattern. Another cool idea is to mix and match seven quarter notes from different patterns to come up with a brand new one. The possibilities are quite endless. Explore 7/4 time signature with the help of this free drum play-along and just have fun with it.
What if we told you this drum play-along can be used to improve your internal clock; hand, foot and showmanship techniques; odd-time drumming, beats and fills? Intrigued?! Watch the free drum lesson “Practicing With Play-Alongs” to learn more about this.
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Am I tripping balls or is most of this common time lol
How do you download this play along? All I can do is play but I can’t save it or anything.
Why can only download the video not the mp3’s
Hi, just do a right click and select the “Save as…” option and that’s it! 😀
Hi, Jared, I have seen your tom-tom beat lessons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lFkbJphYm8), that’s fantastic. I hope you give us some more tom-tom beat lessons.
Nice, especially on the toms….Keep going….
Where can i get the pdf to play it?? You Rock Men!!
Great Lessons.I love your Cymbals sound!!
Thanks for video!
Wow…just…wow. Excellent 😀
WOW i’m learning it, from Cambodia
I love it!!!
hyy jared falk im from indonesia ^.^
Nice groovin and amazing job, this melody from the opening is so catchy. Simply wonderfull.
hi, jared, thz one is really cool.. very groovy..itz hard for me to keep the hihat pulse in the tom tom beat that you play in thz song… :,
could you plz plz do a lesson on 7/4 drum beats?
If I don’t remember badly is one in the older website freedrumlessons.com, check there because I think there are odd time beats.
Woah! Nice going there Jared! 😀 Any chance of any sheet music? Also how did you play that intital (awesome) groove? I think it’s a rudiment, I just can’t quite work it out! Brain hurts… 😛
Hey Max FM, I think he uses the inverted paradiddle for the fast 6tuplets in the groove. With the right on the hi-hat and left on snare it’s RLLRRL RLLRRLR . That’s how I’ve picked it up it could be slightly different but that gives a similar sound. Hope this helps! 😀
woooow amazing jared.. im really up to try ths in my kit!!! thankx
In-cre-di-ble! really good man, you impress me.
Frikkin love stuff like this. Math Rock!
nice upload this one was fun to play to, i was able to come up with a cool sounding drum line for it quickly. Hey Jared, do u know where i can find the weekly challenge #3 play along? Thx in advance.
Just wanna input that you have a very nice site, I love the style and digsen it actually stands out.
that is one funky song! nice job jared!
Thanks Nathan! I’m glad you like it 🙂
You can download the track for yourself and play along to it now…Have fun!