Learn challenging grooves and riddims.
Billy Martin, aka illy B, is a remarkable drummer, visual artist, and label owner who has successfully carved out his own musical path. As the organic beat-maker for Medeski, Martin & Wood, Martin has successfully blended world-music cultures in to his own unique style. In this book, Martin shows how the claves open up rhythmic subdivisions, substitutions, and a much wider vocabulary to draw upon than just playing static beats. Call them systems, bell patterns, or claves, but be assured that there is much freedom to be gained from learning to play these riddims.
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Comments about Alfred Riddim Claves African Origin - Billy Martin Book and CD Set:
After taking a lesson from billy and being guided through how to approach the book, it has opened up many options in my playing. The setup and notation provides an excellent way of developing limb independance and creative improvisation. Billy's main emphasis is finding your own sound. This has done wonders for expanding my musical vocabulary