This Indian Rhythm Will Help Your Odd Time Drumming (Sarah Thawer Lesson)

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  • Publicado el 9 jun 2022
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    When it comes to translating Indian percussive traditions onto the drum kit, Sarah Thawer is the guru! In this video, Sarah uses an odd time rhythm called the rupak to demonstrate the beauty of not accenting the one.
    You’ll learn how you can integrate this type of rhythmic thinking into your drumming and how to feel odd time signatures differently (and possibly even more comfortably, depending on how your mind works).
    Follow along with the lesson:
    - Tala (or ‘taal’) is a rhythmic cycle.
    - The rupak is Sarah’s favorite tala, and it’s broken down into 3-2-2 (or 3 then 4).
    - Rather than always putting the emphasis on the 1 (common in western music) you accent it like so: one two three ONE two THREE four.
    - You can vocalize this pattern with syllables: tin tin na DHIN na DHIN na (where the ‘dhin’ represents the lower-sounding drum of the tabla, a classical percussion instrument from the north of India). This can help you feel the music better.
    - The first (unaccented) half of the cycle is ’empty’ (known as khali) and the second (accented) half of the cycle is ‘heavy’ (bhari). So the rupak rotates between khali and bhari.
    - To translate tabla-based music onto the drum kit, you could assign the lower sound (DHIN) to the bass drum and the higher sounds to the snare and hi-hat. But there are no rules!
    If this lesson got you thinking differently about rhythm, you’ll love Sarah’s course ‘Exploring Indian Grooves’, available for Drumeo members. Sign up for a 7-day trial here ( drumeo.com/7-day-trial/ ) and get access to Sarah’s lessons on Bhangra and Garba, plus hundreds of other courses, thousands of play-along songs and more!
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  • Drumeo
    Drumeo  Hace 3 meses +56

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    • Yvonne Campbell
      Yvonne Campbell Hace 3 meses

      "Taal" in Dutch would mean "language"....funny

    • Jason
      Jason Hace 3 meses +2

      Don't tell me what to do!

    • Andy Tay
      Andy Tay Hace 3 meses +1

      @What I learnt today well, clip has to be paid for somehow

    • What I learnt today
      What I learnt today Hace 3 meses +1

      The inserted adverts really reduced the quality of this clip.

    • Dik Beats
      Dik Beats Hace 3 meses

      Great stuff.. Ever tried to get Trilok Gurtu on here?

  • Justin
    Justin Hace 3 meses +1055

    She's a great teacher! She definitely has a natural talent for teaching along with her very obvious talent/passion for drumming. Absolutely great to witness!

  • PhilEsq
    PhilEsq Hace 3 meses +291

    It's rare to see someone this proficient at something AND be able to effectively teach it. Excellent percussionist! Bravo!

    • Noah Leach
      Noah Leach Hace 11 días +3

      @Thomas Rudder
      theres a lot of techincally proficient people who suck at teaching, how is that not obvious

    • Caterina Domènech
      Caterina Domènech Hace 3 meses +3

      Yes!!! That's it. That's the real thing! Not only that she is a good teacher!! 😍😍

    • Thomas Rudder
      Thomas Rudder Hace 3 meses

      If ya know it. You can teach it bro. Count it or go home.

  • BRNBY89
    BRNBY89 Hace 3 meses +323

    DAAAAAAMN! This is an incredible lesson, like everyone else is saying, Sarah is a monster performer and completely clear instructor. Learned more about these complex rhythms in 7 minutes than ever.

    • Daniella McGee
      Daniella McGee Hace 2 días

      @Matthew Love Complex does not necessarily mean difficult. Simple does not necessarily mean easy. It depends on the context.
      In regard to rhythm, a complex rhythm can be easy to comprehend. You are wanting people to know that you find it easy to comprehend, but that doesn't detract from the nature of the rhythm being complex. It isn't just a straightforward time signature; there is a rhythm within that. That's what makes it a complex rhythm.

    • Andy Tay
      Andy Tay Hace 3 meses +8

      @Matthew Love extremely simple, but SO VERY effective at keeping time while doing syncopated fills, etc.

    • Matthew Love
      Matthew Love Hace 3 meses +1

      Not complex- definitely simple.

  • orti1283
    orti1283 Hace 9 días +8

    She's so great as a communicator and drummer, absolute monster

  • Zach Norris
    Zach Norris Hace 3 meses +52

    I love these drumeo videos. I've never drummed, never had a desire to... but I just dig these!

    • Drumeo
      Drumeo  Hace 3 meses +8

      Never too late. Cheers, Zach!

  • Omar Sierralta
    Omar Sierralta Hace 3 meses +1102

    No wonder why Danny Carey hypnotizes us with his drumming, he uses this Indian ryhtm all over the place and it's beautiful

    • Nandan Bhardwaj
      Nandan Bhardwaj Hace 5 días

      @White Sand and Reef I can only see it in your mouth bud.

    • Ted Mosbee
      Ted Mosbee Hace 19 días +2

      @White Sand and Reef what a weak ass breed lol this happens to you often?

    • Dark Evola
      Dark Evola Hace 24 días

      @White Sand and Reef lol, that's because your weak genetics doesn't render you able to tolerate actual flavor. back to your coleslaw sandwiches,

    • Halo Tv
      Halo Tv Hace un mes

      Portnoy's better!

    • Gannon Kupko Sr.
      Gannon Kupko Sr. Hace un mes

      Yes. I am understanding this more now

  • spiderbass65
    spiderbass65 Hace 3 meses +54

    Even as a bass player I got so much out of this! It also confirmed my instincts to not always be counting, but feel the movement of the beat. Thank you so much!

    • nikhilji
      nikhilji Hace 3 meses +3

      yeah the movement is called "chalan" in north-indian percussion - literally means style of walking - you can imagine even if there are 7 beats in rupak tala, it has a its unique style of walking, its own unique movement, it owns unique "chalan".

  • bishopoftroy
    bishopoftroy Hace 3 meses +159

    Sarah is a powerhouse. I love her playing. So much energy.

  • Odd Eagle
    Odd Eagle Hace 3 meses +118

    As I am watching this, my 40 years of drumming seems kinda dull. This is an amazing revelation in the rhythmic breakdown, of the syllables of this music. Wow!

    • Akhil Sharma
      Akhil Sharma Hace 9 días

      Indian rhythms are unique in so many ways

    • Paxonite
      Paxonite Hace un mes

      You can find the tabla lessons on ESclips

    • rishishenoy
      rishishenoy Hace 2 meses +8

      Learn Konnakol and your drumming will change for ever. You are welcome.

  • Jill Knapp
    Jill Knapp Hace 27 días +3

    Sarah is amazing! Absolutely loved this lesson. It demystified Indian rhythms which I never tried diving into because the syllables intimidated me. She makes this so clear, and also so freakin' cool. Thanks!

  • Hariharan Balakrishnan
    Hariharan Balakrishnan Hace 2 meses +44

    "Rupaka thaalam" (as it is said in Tamil) is my favourite to play in Mridangam :)
    The intro sounded like my first lesson in Mridangam
    "Theem kitu thaka thim thinna
    Thim Thim kidathaka thim thinna
    Thomna kittu thaka thim thinna
    Thim kidathaka thim, kida thaka thakathimi"

    • Sai Raj
      Sai Raj Hace 5 días

      @Hariharan Balakrishnan The notation above seems 5 beats cycle. But, in north Indian classical rupak is 7 beats "tin tin na, dhi na dhi na"

    • Sayenden Supramaniyam
      Sayenden Supramaniyam Hace un mes +1

      Correct, but my point is Rupak (what Sarah is playing above), is in 7-matra cycle

    • Hariharan Balakrishnan
      Hariharan Balakrishnan Hace un mes

      @Sayenden Supramaniyam Interesting.. 7 is Mishram (as taught to me).

    • Sayenden Supramaniyam
      Sayenden Supramaniyam Hace un mes

      Rupak is in 7, Rupaka (notation above) is in 6

    • RAI RADIO
      RAI RADIO Hace un mes

      Indians who dont even play any instrument and dont even know Tamil know what you mean.

  • Avinesh Kamath
    Avinesh Kamath Hace 3 meses +29

    Loved this! As someone who is trained in Tabla, I could swear that it really helps to incorporate Indian Rhythm elements while playing odd time signatures. Whatever little drumming I manage to do, I can thanks to my Tabla playing. Oh and BTW Rupak is my favourite Taal :) Every drummer must try to learn the Tabla, it is a beautiful instrument.

  • zivkovicable
    zivkovicable Hace 3 meses +61

    It is interesting for me to hear this rhythm as a musician from the Balkans. These beats probably found their way to us with the migration of Roma people from Northern India in the late middle ages..Particularly drummers from Bulgaria, Macedonia & South Serbia would be comfortable playing these rhythms..Check out Piacho Ivanov for example.

    • Nailwal
      Nailwal Hace 10 días

      Actually you're right the roma gypsies in European nations migrated from Punjab and Haryana region and that's why their clothes and culture looks kind of similar to traditional Rajasthani haryanvi Punjabi and sometimes mix with Rajasthani.

    • suneil sharma
      suneil sharma Hace un mes +2

      Exactly. Right observation.

  • Lex Ruptor
    Lex Ruptor Hace 3 meses +19

    This blew my mind. I'd worked in 7/4 before, but had no clue what I was doing. This is so chill capable, the accents on the 4 and 6 are nice, no matter how you choose to look at the subdivision. I could totally see a Koan Sound type tune with a Rupak type beat

  • Colin Quinn
    Colin Quinn Hace 3 meses +22

    That jagged swung beat at 8:30 ish is amazing. Such a wonderful instructor!!!!

  • Carl Hamilton
    Carl Hamilton Hace 3 meses +24

    Listening to her in-depth and relatable teaching style, it’s makes sense that she’s a monster drummer. I’m a fan 🙌🏾

  • Spence 62
    Spence 62 Hace 3 meses +30

    I love her style i love her spacing and her attitude while playing very authentic!!!!

  • David Gomersall
    David Gomersall Hace 3 meses +34

    There is such a beautiful, hypnotic flow to that beat. Then Sarah blasts out some incredible improvisation around it, demonstrating what a virtuoso she is.. fantastic video and it's great to see lessons on rhythms from diverse cultures and traditions being promoted. There's a whole world of rhythmic possibilities out there so let's hear more 😁

  • Wolf424
    Wolf424 Hace un mes +6

    You can see her passion...You can feel her energy and enthusiasm. I'm not drummer...but she makes everything so clear and understandable even for someone like me. This is the amazing indian culture. What a wonderful musician is Sarah Thawer.

  • akshat
    akshat Hace 2 meses +9

    As someone who's been learning Hindustani Classical Music for more than 10 years, I am glad to see Indian rhythmic ideas getting the recognition they deserve. A lot of Indian folk music is written in 7/4, but somehow the Rupak taal *feels* very evenly divided, and so those folk songs don't seem like they've been written in odd signatures.
    One other concept from Hindustani music I'd like to see expanded upon is the practice of 'thah', and 'dugun', which basically means double-time, however it is tackled differently (with the help of math) in Hindustani music.

  • Owen Adams Music
    Owen Adams Music Hace 2 meses +15

    You can really tell she has lots of teaching experience - kids wouldn't quit music so often if they had more teachers with positive, animated personalities :D

  • HypedSquealYawn
    HypedSquealYawn Hace 3 meses +13

    For real, I love your energy, it’s the easiest to learn when the teacher is actually passionate about the subject

  • kaingates
    kaingates Hace 3 meses +16

    Holy crap she’s so good! Hype but instructive, incredible rhythm and sharp as a knife. Also like that she doesn’t go too overboard on the basics but like “you’re doing odd signatures; here’s some easier ways to conceptualize it, but don’t expect a way for a beginner to hop in on”.

  • John
    John Hace 2 meses +4

    Thank you Sarah and DRUMEO. Girls are some of the best drummers in the world. Their brains seem to be wired for it sometimes. It would definitely be helpful to have a cultural background of exposure to that style of music. Western musicians can have a hard time grasping these rhythms because they have had very little exposure to music from Eastern culture in their lifetime.

  • Neyzen Özsarı
    Neyzen Özsarı Hace 3 meses +15

    It's very interesting fact that this drum pattern was exactly mentioned as "Devr-i Hindi" on Anatolian traditional music theoretics. And even the reverse of the same was mentioned as "Devr-i Turan". Hindi means Indian and the Turan means Turkic. I was always confused about that theoretical knowledge. So, it was Rupak.. Thanks for fantastic performance and explaining 💛

    • Neena Biswas
      Neena Biswas Hace 2 meses +1

      Indian music is intricate, for me at least, I had no idea RUPAK could be played on a drum kit🙄you took it to a different level, I have great regard for you, and a brand new respect for Indian music, thank you🙏🏻

  • SuicideBunny6
    SuicideBunny6 Hace 10 días +5

    I don’t even play drums, but I found this very exciting and hypnotising to watch. She even got me to tap along on the desk, such a joy to see her play and teach!

  • Sean Meister
    Sean Meister Hace 3 meses +473

    wow, she is an excellent and energetic teacher. I could follow her explanations perfectly. I loved how she would sing the words as she showed us how to feel the rhythm. But now my brain hurts! I will be trying this for sure. Thank you Drumeo.

    • Titus Paul
      Titus Paul Hace 3 meses +15

      Lol the singing words is a way how Indian drummer coaches teach when I used to be in India that's how they do it

    • Drumeo
      Drumeo  Hace 3 meses +18

      So glad to hear it, Sean!

    • Christopher Hernando
      Christopher Hernando Hace 3 meses +8

      i felt the same.

  • Nachtmahr
    Nachtmahr Hace 3 meses +8

    This is so full of joy! 💕 Had to laugh all the time because of this is feeling so alive 💃Thank you, Sarah 🌺👑

  • Nitin Parekh
    Nitin Parekh Hace 3 meses +6

    Sarah, I salute you for your respect towards the Hindustani Music, and the Tabla, which you complimented with your Drum very well.

  • Vince
    Vince Hace 3 meses +11

    This is so sick. Definitely the exact type of contact we need more of. ❤️

  • Jarrett Pelzel
    Jarrett Pelzel Hace 3 meses +6

    Thank you! “I’m supposed to be teaching and I’ve already started playing.” She is wise indeed. A great teacher. Her passion and enthusiasm is tooth-sinkable.

  • Sumn Crow
    Sumn Crow Hace 3 meses +215

    Sarah Thawer is one of my favourite drummers. Not only is she a beast around the kit but she always shows you how much she loves to drum, an easy thing to forget to do while you're playing. It really helps with the performanceand is something I really need to learn how to do.

  • Iron John
    Iron John Hace 3 meses +7

    That was bad ass. There's a Ravi Shankar album where he demonstrates different Indian time signatures and it's enough to make you go cross-eyed. This was a really clear instruction and such a cool performance.

  • Pickin’ Pal
    Pickin’ Pal Hace 3 meses +7

    I'm a guitar player who always looks to other instruments for inspiration..thank you Sarah for such a fascinating video, I was totally enthralled, you are awesome!!!!!

  • oxouk
    oxouk Hace 2 meses +8

    Some of the coolest grooves I’ve heard in a long time. I’m a fan!

  • U2WB
    U2WB Hace 3 meses +6

    Fascinating. Thank you !
    I’ve always had a natural affinity for “feeling” odd-time rhythms. When you stop thinking “1 2 3 4 5 6 SEVEN…” and start feeling the natural pulse, you become able to navigate through it comfortably. LOVE IT. By the way, that fast “tigatigatigatigatiga-BOP” you do with your mouth is pretty awesome. I can’t do that LOL
    Thanks again.

  • Meinart Hansen
    Meinart Hansen Hace 3 meses +5

    I`m smiling with all my heart!
    Sitting here with my morning coffe and air drumming at the same time!
    Absolutely brilliant 💞

  • Walt R. Buck
    Walt R. Buck Hace 3 meses +10

    That beat is extremely pleasant to hear and feel. It feels light and airy with its flow.

  • thane919
    thane919 Hace 3 meses +3

    What a dynamic teacher! And I love new words to count by...especially with the richer meanings behind them to guide the flavor of what's being counted. This is going to take a couple more views for me to digest...

  • Michael O'Brien
    Michael O'Brien Hace un mes +1

    Oh my god she’s amazing. As a drummer but her energy is infectious! Can’t wait to try this stuff out.

  • 0anant0
    0anant0 Hace un mes +5

    Hypnotic performance! Anytime I think of Rupak taal, I automatically think of 'Teri bindiya re' song from the film 'Abhimaan'. Another popular song from the same film in the same taal is 'Tere mere milan ki'.

  • Tim's Rockplace
    Tim's Rockplace Hace 3 meses +2

    Damn, she's a great player and a great teacher as well! I love how she get's you really quickly into feeling this groove! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Dilan Karun
    Dilan Karun Hace 2 meses +1

    Brought back memories of the Tabla lessons I took when I was about 10 lol . Duplicating those fills on Drum set. Muy excelente !

  • Mr. Lamsal
    Mr. Lamsal Hace un mes +3

    Damn she's Danny Carey in disguise. And i mean this as a compliment. She's also immensely talented and so much into it. I am from Nepal and the same music concepts apply here too. She's so amazing!!

  • Sanjiv Kumar Eduardo Miura
    Sanjiv Kumar Eduardo Miura Hace 3 meses +107

    SO MUCH BHAVA! Dhanyavad! You're so didactic, Sarah. Indian music is so deep and you made it easy to understand (not easy to play, though). Greetings from Brazilian hindu 🙏🕉🔱

    • Drumeo
      Drumeo  Hace 3 meses +10

      Greetings from Canada!

  • Ojisan
    Ojisan Hace 3 meses +3

    This was way more useful than the complex intro groove made me think it was going to be. I have played a lot in 7/8 but this concept of heavy and light really opens up more options on how to think of this time signature.

  • Vermont Scale Customs
    Vermont Scale Customs Hace 3 meses +3

    Such a great energy. She really does make a great teacher. And her flow is just ... damn. Such a solid, technical drummer.

  • Matt89
    Matt89 Hace 3 meses +2

    Love Sarah's lessons on Drumeo, she's a great teacher!

  • Bharat Patel
    Bharat Patel Hace 3 meses +1

    Amazing Sarah! I will definitely try to use this adaptation in my drumming as well.

  • Joleane Shmoleane
    Joleane Shmoleane Hace 3 meses +187

    She’s such a boss! I love it! So confident and enthusiastic. A great teacher!

  • Mike Bryan
    Mike Bryan Hace 3 meses +16

    Sarah's energy is infectious. She LOVES what she's doing and she has figured out how to articulate that and give that same passion to us at home. She's also top-tier talented both on the kit and behind the mic. You can tell a lot of thought went into how to teach the Rupak Taal, and how to play around with it. Giving us the tools we need to not only understand the roots and basis of the rhythm, but to be able to internalize it so that we can improvise around it. This is the secret sauce that other drummers keep to themselves!

  • **
    ** Hace 2 meses +1

    Incredibly cool. I would love to hear more from her.

  • Aaron Burr Atwood.
    Aaron Burr Atwood. Hace 3 meses +2

    It’s really amazingly beautiful when you put it all together.

  • Al One
    Al One Hace 3 meses +1

    I absolutely love Sarah's energy and talent. She gives the will to practice and enjoy rythm and music.

  • Snuffy Goon
    Snuffy Goon Hace 3 meses +3

    She put her heart and bones into this video. Outstanding. Love the enthusiasm.

  • Giuseppe Negri
    Giuseppe Negri Hace 3 meses +3

    She's just amazing, wonderfully explained and played!

  • Richard Speir
    Richard Speir Hace 3 meses +2

    I really liked the opening "teaser" on this one. Those first 5 secs I was lost and thought this would be way over my head. Just 3 mins in and she's got to the part that was teased, and it totally makes sense. Not only was the teacher fantastic in explaining, but it happened quickly. That teaser is still fresh in your head and you can have this great "ah-ha" moment that I just did.

  • Shreyas Atre
    Shreyas Atre Hace 3 meses +2

    Love how heavy the drums sound! Thanks for the brilliant lesson!

  • Matt Kaz
    Matt Kaz Hace 3 meses +1

    Great beats and great presentation - so much good energy and clear explanations of things I'd never even heard of. Impressive.

  • Ketsu-wo-taberu
    Ketsu-wo-taberu Hace 3 meses +2

    You can clearly see how natural her playing is, it's really a mind flow, which is why it's great!

  • spotteddogmemphis
    spotteddogmemphis Hace 3 meses +1

    Sarah is such a good teacher. I love how she sings the beat.

  • Abby Lag
    Abby Lag Hace 23 días

    Loved everything about this. Very concise teaching and some incredible playing

  • DrummerKev
    DrummerKev Hace 3 meses

    She’s so incredible! I love Sarah’s lessons on Drumeo. She’s so creative!

  • Steve Reed
    Steve Reed Hace 3 meses +3

    Her playing is only matched by her teaching skills. Amazing, my favorite guest on this channel

  • Mad Musician
    Mad Musician Hace 3 meses +1

    What an amazing westernised version of an age old Indian rhythm! Kudos 🙌🏼

  • xaviersjs
    xaviersjs Hace un mes

    Absolutely love everything about this video. Such a good technical explanation. Such passion. Such excitement. Such knowledge!

  • Mr. Miniatures & Models
    Mr. Miniatures & Models Hace 2 meses +2

    This is by far the most unique music lesson I have ever heard. The first time I watched it, I was super intrigued but had a hard time grasping it. The second, third and subsequent watches, I got a little bit more. What is so engaging is the unique metronome used to demonstrate this technique in addition to Sarah’s examples. It’s a wild introduction into a foreign concept in Western circles (odd time signatures) but Sarah makes it work!

  • Ana M
    Ana M Hace 2 meses

    This channel is amazing! I’m new to it, just saw Sugarfoot’s mindblowing performance of Smooth Criminal and now this. You’re a brilliant teacher and broke it down so well. I play clarinet not drums but you turned such a foreign and complicated time signature into something beautiful and possible to follow along. Super fun. Look forward to more videos !!

  • Jeff
    Jeff Hace 3 meses +1

    Sarah is amazing I'm a big fan! I love North Indian classical music and to hear it on a western kit is great.

  • auds
    auds Hace 3 meses +2

    Love her energy so much

  • fonk
    fonk Hace 3 meses +36

    I gotta say, I stopped everything to watch this. An absolutely captivating instruction and performance. I’ve recently had an itch to get a small kit together again for fun. This will be the first exercise I dive into! Thanks for introducing me to this, Sarah! 🙏

  • CarlosMacMartin
    CarlosMacMartin Hace 3 meses +2

    Bravo 😆 Awesome lesson!! Big Thank You for sharing! 🙏🏽

  • Blake Dover
    Blake Dover Hace 3 meses +2

    One of the most compelling lessons I’ve seen yet - amazing!

  • Christian Clark
    Christian Clark Hace 3 meses +2

    I’m not a drummer but this was a real joy to watch and learn

  • Hanan Shells
    Hanan Shells Hace 3 meses +1

    Sarah, you are an inspiration. ❤️ I am of Indian origin too and will try out these Tals too. Thank you and God Bless you.

  • Menzer Roku
    Menzer Roku Hace 3 meses +2

    Wow!! She is a great drummer😀i have seen her drumming in other videos. She does really well with chops and techniques using them on her kit. An Amazing person and drummer.

  • Stray Network
    Stray Network Hace 3 meses

    Wow, she's excellent.
    Great teacher and simply amazing player. Inspiring.

  • B. P.
    B. P. Hace un mes

    Wow, I'm so blown away by your unique style and awesome chops!

  • Marcus Robertson
    Marcus Robertson Hace un mes

    This reminds me of all those Bernard Purdie videos. Such passion, groove, and enthusiasm. A bit of story telling in there as well. So good!

  • gladsheep
    gladsheep Hace 3 meses

    Amazing! Great lesson! Definitely learned how to feel the beat

  • Michele Ancis
    Michele Ancis Hace 3 meses

    You're clearly amazing and thank you so much for this survey of those fantastic rhythms of yours... I long for more to come. I think though, just by counting, you shifted the "one" beat through your soloing, in the last jam :-)

  • Justin
    Justin Hace 3 meses +1

    I love Sarah's enthusiasm and energy, just love it

  • MAGIC CARPET MUSIC
    MAGIC CARPET MUSIC Hace un mes

    Sarah's a beautifully musical drummer, for sure. I love Indian music, and this is a great way to incorporate its deep musical traditions into a contemporary context.

  • Adam Armstrong
    Adam Armstrong Hace 3 meses +1

    Just discovered her. Such a good drummer and instructor! Thanks for the upload!

  • Stefely Rochford
    Stefely Rochford Hace 27 días

    This beat reminds me of Incubus, love it. Super great lesson! She's awesome!

  • Mustafa Yusuf
    Mustafa Yusuf Hace 2 meses

    That is a sick Taal! I love the freshness of this rhythm and Sarah's creative drumming. Rupak! Yeah!

  • xMobsterSal
    xMobsterSal Hace 3 meses +1

    This made alot of sense to me and it was great learning it. What an awesome way to do it compared to how I normally do. 👍

  • BadGuyRodge
    BadGuyRodge Hace 3 meses +1

    Awesome lesson, awesome teacher, awesome drummer. Sarah rules, please have her back as often as she'd like to come!! This was so rad

  • lordmyrann
    lordmyrann Hace 24 días

    That was SO much fun. Never played something like this, intrigued!

  • 乁dragon違
    乁dragon違 Hace 3 meses +2

    so much energy! love the passion. feel like i'm gonna go down a rabbit hole of talas now and apply it to some animal collective-esque weird-pop

  • Tim Froncek
    Tim Froncek Hace 3 meses

    Excellent video! You have a unique approach and a great way of explaining the process. Look forward to many more. Thanks!!!!

  • originalkangarootoo
    originalkangarootoo Hace 3 meses +24

    Great energy in this, lots of passion for the style and great explanations too. The physicality of your presentation really helps the learning :)

  • Kyle MacCloud
    Kyle MacCloud Hace un mes

    When I am learning new time signatures, I like to start with an accent pattern for 4 measures and then improv for 4 measures, and switch back and forth until I get comfortable with the feel of the meter. Helps me stay focused and prevents getting carried away. It's better to do something simple comfortably than something difficult sloppy. Good show, I like the awareness of divisions outside common time.

  • xmateosx
    xmateosx Hace 3 meses +2

    Wow! I needed that. I'm working on a song in 13/8 and was trying to find the soul of it. You got soul. Amazing, Thank you!

  • pootsieman
    pootsieman Hace 27 días +1

    i have tried playing rhythms in 7 many time and done a passable job counting, but it was not until i watched this that i felt it. thank you 🙏

  • Noah Taylor
    Noah Taylor Hace 3 meses +2

    I'm interested to hear some of her original music integrating these traditional Indian rythms into modern western styles music

  • Mateo Furiosa
    Mateo Furiosa Hace 3 meses +4

    What a beast on the drums. Thank you, Sarah!

  • F L
    F L Hace 3 meses

    Amazing, so talented and a great teacher

  • SlyHikari03
    SlyHikari03 Hace un mes

    Sarah would be a total treat to jam with.
    So rad.
    I love the “heavy” and “empty” thing, reminds me of loud and quiet sections in a song or switching from cross stick to normal head hitting.