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    hey anyone know a website where i can get some really challanging funk (i spose youd call it linear pattern) or jaz stuff.

    Kinda run out of material and everything i find is two easy. how bout the black page, now that would be cool to find.

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    What's the black page?
    Immensely powerful yet with a liquid cat-quick elegance

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      the black page is a drum solo written by frank zappa, terry bozzio and chad wackerman perform it at clinics (its also on there video).

      Anyways its supposedly like the hardest drum peice ever written, and although im sure you can buy it im not exactly rolling in the cash right now.

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        zappa said that moe n'herbs vacation is harder to play. He also metioned pink napkins as very hard.The idea of the black page is odd groupings against a beat.strange in US pop music but standard in east europian music. see: ivo poposav and his wedding band.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cpgrossman:
          zappa said that moe n'herbs vacation is harder to play. He also metioned pink napkins as very hard.The idea of the black page is odd groupings against a beat.strange in US pop music but standard in east europian music. see: ivo poposav and his wedding band.
          I've seen sheet music to both pieces and I have performed The Black Page.

          Mo 'n' Herb's Vacation is MUCH harder to play. It is a lot longer than TBP and the odd note grouping are much more complex. Weird groupings like 11 notes over 13 appear all over the place in Herb's Vacation.

          Herb's Vacation was recorded as a clarinet solo on the first Zappa London Symphony Orchestra recording. I assume that like TBP, it started as a drum solo and Zappa later wrote a melody to it. The sheet music that I have seen has the drum set playing the entire melody but on the recording the clarinet plays melody and drumset plays in unison for some parts and is tacet for others.

          You can purchase these pieces from http://www.zappa.com/store/commerce.cgi?product=Scores

          The Gary Chaffee "Patterns" books are a good primer for these pieces. So is Peter Magadini's book "Musician's Guide to Polyrhythms."

          bweir96, if you are looking for funky and or linear drumming books I'd suggest starting with Rick Latham's "Advanced Funk Studies" and progressing to David Garibaldi's "Future Sounds" and "The Funky Beat."

          As far as free music available on the Web, have you seen: http://www.cactusjack.com/
          There are quite a few challenging transcriptions there.

          Also quite a few Steve Gadd transcriptions at: http://www.intrepidsoftware.com/sgadd/

          So much music, so little time...

          [This message has been edited by klp (edited April 19, 2002).]
          Check out my music: http://www.myspace.com/kellypaletta

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