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Whereas most modern music is built on a 4/4 meter (however accented or syncopated), MATH DRUMMING places focus on non-standard time signatures such as 7/8, 11/8, or 13/8:

Polyrhythms and polymeters are staples of MATH DRUMMING as well:

MATH DRUMMING may also implement constantly changing meters based on various groupings of 2 and 3:

Don't forget fractional time signatures which contain a partial beat-such as ¼, ½, ⅔, or ¾ (or their decimal equivalents) and are typically used as a tool for "flipping" the beat in the following measure:

Counting is extremely important in MATH DRUMMING too. Grids are often used as a supplemental warm up for developing accuracy and fluidity:

Looking for something even more crazy? Try drumming some irrational rhythms or even better an irrational time signature:

These rhythmic oddities—among many others—seen as mathematical in character by many drummers, listeners, and critics, are what give MATH DRUMMING its name!


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