Echoing the Rhythm

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This 'Bo Diddly' inspired beat uses the same bass and snare drum rhythm in both measures. However in the first measure, the accents on the hi-hat fall with the bass drum. In the second measure, the hi-hat accents 'echo' the bass drum pattern. This variation creates a more interesting sounding rhythm without altering its essence.

Here is the pattern with suggested sticking for a right handed drummer:

Echoing-the-Rhythm-with-sticking

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Steve Ley