Last Hope – ParamoreSteve Ley
Last Hope is a dynamic, mid-paced tune on Paramore's self-titled album, released in 2013.
This two-measure groove is heard during the second verse (1:17-1:54). It is essentially a train beat with a few cleverly placed toms added to the end of the second bar.
Ilan Rubin is left-handed drummer who plays a right-handed setup. He often plays patterns on the toms that are difficult for right-handed drummers to execute cleanly. In this groove, it is hard to play the last two notes in the second measure using conventional right handed sticking. The simplest solution is to use alternating strokes leading with the left hand. This can be uncomfortable at first, but will help develop your coordination and allow you to play the notes on the toms without clashing sticks or whacking the snare on beat 1.