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Rhythms & Exercises

Exercise #1

Boom Boom Boom Boom (4 beat)

Pa   Pa   Pa   Pa   (4 beat)

1 2 3 4 

b-b-b-b-

s-s-s-s-


Exercise #2

Boom Boom Boom Boom |2|

Pa   Pa   Pa   Pa   |2|

1 2 3 4 

bbbbbbbb

ssssssss


Rhythm #1

Boom - Pa   - Boom Pa

Boom - Pa   - Boom Pa

Boom - Pa   - Boom Pa

Boom - Boom - Pa     

1 2 3 4 

b-s-bs--

b-s-bs--

b-s-bs--

b-b-s---


Exercise #3

Par  - Pal  - Par 

Pal  - Par  - Pal 

1 2 3 

) ( ) 

s-s-s-

( ) ( 

s-s-s-


Exercise #4

Boomr  - Pal  - Par 

Booml  - Par  - Pal 

1 2 3 

) ( ) 

b-s-s-

( ) ( 

b-s-s-


Rhythm #2

Boomr  - Pal  - Par  - Booml  - Par  - Pal  - Par

Booml  - Par  - Pal  - Boomr  - Pal  - Par  - Pal

1 2 3 1 2 3 4

) ( ) ( ) ( )

b-s-s-b-s-s-s

( ) ( ) ( ) (

b-s-s-b-s-s-s


How to read the tablature

b   bass (full hand)   

s   slap (half hand)   

t   tone (quarter hand)

)   right hand         

(   left  hand