Carlock Inspired GrooveNate Brown
This lesson explores a groove and variations inspired from a technique that Keith Carlock used in a drum solo in 2005.
I recently transcribed a section from this Carlock solo. I’ve enjoyed Carlock’s unique, hesitantly-syncopated style (those familiar with Carlock will understand that description) since I first heard him play. However, when I brought my solo transcription to the music stand, I couldn’t get past the first measure. Not because it was difficult — because it was COOL. You can view the solo and transcription here.
For this lesson, I took the transcription’s first beat and the beginning of the second and explored the pattern around the kit. This lesson lays out the variations of the groove that I explored during my practice session.
Has anyone else had their original practice goals foiled when your attention shoots down a rabbit trail? Did anything good come from it?