Learn a simple stick-trick idea used within a drum beat context. This trick is fun and seems to grab people's attention. Have fun! ... but don't forget to also practice your rudiments ;)
This is a sweet groove with a linear theme taken from the track 'Digital Bath' by Deftones with Abe Cunningham on drums. This beat opens up the track and is played throughout the verses. First we are going to look at the main concept and then look at some of the variations that Abe uses throughout the track. I am not aware of the exact sticking, these are just how I would play it. Beats 1 and 2 remain the same throughout the lesson, so get that down first and then have fun trying to work out the variations on beat 3 and 4.
Last week's lesson explored using the crash cymbals to create new levels and dimensions within drum fills. Another overlooked concept is including crashes to create new layers and dimensions in your drum beats. Who says crashes are only for drum filling? This lesson explores some ideas of adding crash cymbals to a foundational groove.
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.
Hello again guys, I've got a nice sounding drum fill for ya to have a go at. It has a simple concept and works great when played all over the kit. The fill starts with four 32nd notes played as single stroke rolls between the hands, followed by two 16th notes on the kick. If you want to get a feel for the idea, start off by just playing two 16th notes on the hands, and then double them up to 32nd notes as you get more comfortable with it. You can come up with some great ideas by alternating between playing 16th or 32nd notes between the hands.