Jim Davis
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Groove-Time Library 1.2 now released!


The Groove-Time Library (GTL) is an ongoing compilation of original drum patterns created by Jim Davis. The library contains a PDF document of the printed drum notation (with suggested tempos, sticking, and style labels) and an Internet hyperlink to an MP3 audio file for each pattern in the library. In addition, the MP3, WAV, and MIDI sound files for each pattern are available below.

The purpose for creating and sharing the GTL is to encourage its use for practice routines, for help in creating original music, and for inspiration to create your own patterns. If you have found the library to have been of help to you or if you have any suggestions or comments for future releases, please email Jim Davis.

The library was created using several software packages on an iMac. The notation and General MIDI files were created using Finale. Seashore was used to consistently crop the exported notation graphics. Pages was used to construct the document layout and PDF. The MP3 and WAV files were created in Pro Tools using the Toontrack EZdrummer plug-in with the Nashville EZX expansion pack (humanize mode was enabled). Auxiliary percussion (i.e., Cowbell) was created using the Xpand! plug-in.

To use the WAV files (instead of MIDI) for drum loops, select (or trim to) only the portion of the pattern played during the repeat (using a grid with the tempo listed in the pattern notation). This audio portion will retain the proper sustain from the previous measure to enable proper and smooth loop playback.


GTL.pdf [v. 1.2] (notation and MP3 hyperlinks)


Individual Sound Files
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