Bang Bang – Drum Intro – Tom Groove Anyone?Nate Brown
Bang Bang is featured on Green Day's latest album Revolution Radio. This lesson explores the upbeat tom groove intro and punk, headbanging classic beat.
The tom groove in the intro should be played at mf … almost as a background groove driving the feel of the intro. The snare on the & of beat 4 provides a subtle hint of the upcoming, headbanging beat.
When the beat kicks in on bar 9, be sure to nail a double crash (i.e. two crashes at once), exploding into the beat. Be careful not to rush beat 1 because you’re coming from a quarter rest in bar 8. Count out “4 &” in bar 8 if it helps you keep time.