Drum Beat from DemonsNate Brown
Learn the main groove from the song Demons by Imagine Dragons and some ideas for exploring the technique.
Daniel Platzman uses the ostinato technique of playing the hi-hat on only the “ands.” This brings a slight upbeat feel to the groove. The snare plays the usual back-beat on beats 2 and 4.
Explore the “and” technique with your own grooves. It’s even a great idea to pick up your beginner drum books, and work through them again playing the hi-hat only on the “ands.” If you come up with a cool sounding beat, share it with us in the comments below. We enjoy hearing from you!