In this lesson Nate Brown demonstrates and explains the grooves from Something Good Can Work by Two Door Cinema Club
In this lesson we look at playing an epic sounding drum fill that can be played as either 2 measures 16th notes or a single bar of 32nd notes. In this video, I will be mainly looking at playing it as a 32nd note lick. The pattern consists of groupings of 4 and 6, with a single quarter note at the end. This fill uses a slightly more challenging sticking pattern, with double strokes, accents, ghost notes and kicks.
This selection is from the April 2013 issue of Drum! Magazine (p.74). Nate Brown walks through Xavier Muriel's part to the song Wrath by Buckcherry.
he grooves in Tough Mama by Bob Dylan (1973, Planet Waves Album) are a perfect example of the “concealing the backbeat” technique. The listener temporarily loses the placement of the backbeat on the snare, and then when it falls back on it sounds sweet and clean.
This a drum lesson in which we break down the opening drum beat from the track 'Last Letter', by the band One Day As A Lion, featuring Zack de la Rocha, the vocalist of Rage Against the Machine and Jon Theodore, former drummer of The Mars Volta. This is a cool three bar groove with lots of syncopation and ghost notes to have some fun with. I highly recommend you download the sheet music for this one!