Well, pleased to say that the sales and reviews for Fusion Orchestra 2’s new album “Casting Shadows” are really encouraging! Thanks to everyone who has purchased and / or put up a review for us!
It’s not too late to get your copy – simply visit fusionorchestra2.com to get yours!
While we’re looking at future gigs and such the drumming goes on. It’s quite a milestone to get an album out and now the impetus is on continuing to write and rehearse the new material.
Now some tunes always come from the melody or a guitar riff etc. But rhythm is also an important part of a song. This week I was working on some double kick rhythms and came up with a couple of ‘off beat‘ patterns to play across the pumping kick drum, like this:
By taking the hands off to the ride cymbal on the off beat I was able to bring a slightly more energetic / slightly latin feel to the whole thing, like this:
Well, no sooner had I recorded this than I sent it across to Shemski (bass) and the est of FO2 with the tag line – ‘Get your busy little fingers working around this!’
So, rehearsal this week and I’m looking forward to finding out if this little bit of footwork has made it into the FO2 hall of fame!
Until next time,
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