How To Play Hot For Teacher – Van Halen – Drum ShuffleSteve Ley
This 4-measure (repeated) section is heard at the tail end of Alex Van Halen's famous drum intro – right before his guitarist brother, Eddie, joins in at 0:22.
The most distinctive element of this rock-shuffle is the ride pattern. Rather than playing the conventional first and last notes of the triplet sets (in rhythm with the bass drums), Alex plays the first and second triplets on beats 1 and 3.
Here is the section played at more moderate 170 BPM.
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