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Block Rockin’ Beats – P.57, Groove 23


Dawn Richardson shares a groove from her book titled “Block Rockin' Beats” published by Mel Bay. In this groove, Dawn focuses on the “off beat” feel with the right stick keeping the “ands” going on the hi hat. The second measure includes some syncopated sixteenths on the hats.

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Dirty Pink – Mental 99


Dawn Richardson shares her groove from “Dirty Pink” by Mental 99. In this groove, the right stick accents the 8th notes lightly. In other words, every other hi hat stroke stands out to create a groove feel. Dawn also plays this beat while holding a shaker with her right hand.

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