In this lesson, Dawn demonstrates a rockin' cross-sticking groove that's both flashy and catchy.
In this lesson, Dawn shares a hand pattern that explodes into some great sounding drum fill patterns.
Dawn shares a versatile linear fill pattern that can be moved around the kit to create an array of colorful grooves. Have fun experimenting with this groove!
Dawn Richardson shares the main groove from MENTAL 99's take on "Hello, I Love You" originally recorded by The Doors.
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.
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.
Dawn Richardson plays "Mr. Reno" by her group Mental 99 and breaks it down for your to play. Make sure you print out the accompanying sheet music. Check for new Dawn Richardson beats every Saturday!