The ‘Infinite Coordination’ Training Program
The ‘Infinite Coordination’ training program was engineered to help drummers achieve true and complete mastery
in the realm of coordination, after using these books together. Originally created as one book, this program outgrew
one binding and became Volume 1 and Volume 2. This is a comprehensive course in achieving total coordination on the drumset!
Vol. 1 “Complete Coordination Training”
This book uses a strategic path to mastering coordination, and is organized by chapters of 1-limb, 2-limb, 3-limb, and 4-limb exercises. Most of the patterns in the book display both coordination boxes and conventional notes, so you can read both or whichever you prefer. These examples below show coordination notation in both ‘layered’ form (with the dots in the boxes) and ‘linear’ form (with arrows in the boxes). The patterns cover every possible variation, so you can count on developing enough coordination to handle anything!
The Permutation Window
This device is included with each book to MULTIPLY the number of exercises. It is essentially a transparent sheet with accurately spaced guide lines that helps you use all the permutated patterns in an exercise (see below).
A ‘permutation’ is a shift in the starting point of a repeating pattern. Permutations do not change the nature of the pattern itself, but will redefine its beginning point and therefore change its sound. Each permutation of a repeating pattern will consist of the same exact order of movements, but will feel very different. In many sections of the book, the patterns are each written twice in a measure to facilitate the use of the permutation window.
Example of a permutation:
Pattern #1 begins on the FIRST COUNT, and the permutation window would be placed so the dashed lines frame the first half of the measure. Repeat the contents within the dashed lines as many times as desired.
Then move the window so it frames everything from the SECOND COUNT FORWARD (pattern #2 above), and repeat the contents as many times as desired. Continue moving the window one count at a time and repeating the contents within the dashed lines… the next pattern would start on the THIRD COUNT (pattern #3 above), and so on. Continue this until you have played all permutations in the measure.
Vol. 2 “Layering Rhythms”
The Layering System
The layering system consists of 3 main parts:
Rhythms And Grooves In The Book
The grooves were chosen for maximum variety and benefit, to be used in layering purposes. There are grooves in the styles of rock, latin, funk and blues, some polyrhythmic patterns, linear patterns, and layered patterns. All possible ‘one-beat length’ and ‘two-beat length’ rhythms are included in the book, for both the 12/8 time and the 4/4 time sections. This allows you to easily build any combination imaginable.Above is a groove from the book, and at right is a snapshot from a page of rhythms. There are a wide variety of both of these in the book, so you can explore countless combinations!
Below are a couple transparent card versions of ‘Groove 20′ (the same one shown above). There are several versions of each groove in the transparent cards, based on the way your limbs are assigned to rhythms in the pattern.Now the transparent card 20.1 (shown above) is superimposed on rhythm #12 (shown on the rhythms page above). You can see how the grids line up, assigning the rhythm to the left hand… and also how the black dots from the rhythm page fill in certain areas of the coordination boxes to complete them, so they match the combined groove and rhythm! This technology always displays the correct coordination boxes for ANY COMBINATION of grooves and rhythms you want to create!
The Magnetic Window
This system allows you to easily change rhythmic combinations. The front pane and back pane connect magnetically through a page, to hold a card with a groove in place over a page of rhythms. It is designed so each groove may easily be combined with HUNDREDS of different rhythms, simply by moving the magnetic window around on the pages.