This is my first foray into the Eastern Indian school of thought. It's a rhythmic pattern that I learned right here on the internet (yes, the internet IS instructional at times...) It's culled from a master drummer from London named Pete Lockett. The actual drum lesson is over at Rhythmweb- I strongly recommend you download the file.
There are 5 basic syllables to create a 5 note rhythm-
Ta Ka Ta Ki Ta
We will stress the syllables in a 2-3 division, and clap twice on the "3" side for definition:
TA ka TA KI Ta
Essentially you will clap this pattern and chant:
Now with that in mind, continue the clapping and Chant the following rhythms over the top:
Quarter Note Triplets:
Eighth Note Triplets:
Making it your Own
Once you get the hang of how the 5 note rhythms falls over the "master" rhythm, you can expand it onto the drumset. COMING SOON......