Simple Man – Intro & Verse BeatNate Brown
Learn the intro and main verse beat used by Bob Burns in the song Simple Man.
Bob Burns breaks away from the common 2 and 4 back-beat, using syncopated snare strokes on every other bar of the verse (see bars 8, 10 and 12 below). This unique approach breaks up the monotony and adds some interest to the piece.
Watch for the ghosted 32nd note, which is played just before the hi-hat in bar 11.
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