Exploring the “& ah”Nate Brown
This lesson explores adding a syncopated crash on the "&" of beat 4.
Throughout this lesson, a simple drum beat is used as an example, but feel free to replace the drum beat with your own ideas. Exercises 1 and 2 show how the technique can be used in a drum beat context, while exercises 3 and 4 show a drum fill context. Finally, 5 and 6 explore removing the second backbeat.