Never even heard of a half-time shuffle?! It may be a good idea to familiarize yourself with it before attempting the exercise in this video. Mr. john X has a great video that presents that groove quite nicely. youtube.com/watch?v=TVKKM4HaAHI
With so much information available to us these days, in order to make sure we can really "digest" the information, one of my concepts for teaching/learning, is to not present or attempt to learn too many new things at once. Take familiar ground and add unfamiliar elements (then work on the unfamiliar until it is familiar). While practicing this exercise will definitely improve your half time shuffle, I don't recommend trying to LEARN the half-time shuffle from the beginning, while practicing this exercise. It would also be good to have spent some time with odd groupings, especially 5s before attempting this exercise. For an awesome and extensive exploration of "fives", check out Aaron Edgar's article "Dexterity in Odd Rhythms" in the Feb. 2013 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine.
Toronto based drummer, Max Senitt, has been playing music for longer than he can remember. He started in his crib, kicking the side with a surprisingly steady pulse. By the age of seven, interest in "skillful banging" continued to escalate, and a drum set was appropriately purchased. Now at the age of Thirty Six, Max shows no signs of slowing down. The beautiful sounds of music from all around the world continue to inspire and feed his deep thirst for musical knowledge. He has performed all across Canada and United States, throughout the Caribbean, South America, and Europe. Presently the drummer for 2 time Juno Award winner, 2010 Latin Grammy Award winner (for best new artist) and American Grammy Nominee (for best Latin Pop Album 2011) Alex Cuba, he also freelances with such artists as: Hilario Duran, Carol Welsman, Eliana Cuevas, David Buchbinder, Gord Sheard. and many more.
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