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The term "Skeleton," in drumming, refers to drum parts that use only the snare, bass, and cymbals. In other words, no toms or other drums are used. If you see a drum kit with only snare, bass, and cymbals, you could call it a skeleton setup (or skeleton kit).
This slick funk-rock groove is used by Keith McJimson in the live version of Problem by Ariana Grande.
This linear groove starts off with a simple, but great-sounding, pattern. Each bar adds to the previous bar to gradually fill out the beat.
For this week's drum lesson we have got part 2 of our intermediate to advanced drum lick. If you can smoothly combine the idea from last week with this idea you have got yourself a sweet sounding, advanced 2 measure drum fill that includes a number of sticking patterns — including a cheeky little stepped hi-hat idea. I hope you enjoy it, and I would love to hear how you get on with it!
Happy New Year drummers! For the first lesson of the year, we've got a two-part drum fill lesson for intermediate to advanced players.
Combining 32nd notes and 16th notes, in this lesson we'll create a fun, linear drum fill great for any level of player.
The third lesson in our exclusive Musicians Institute lesson series, this time we explore exercises that are designed to help you feel a repeated linear pattern of three sixteenth notes that travel over the bar. By doing this exercise you will be able to feel syncopated linear patterns in all possible sixteenth note subdivisions.
These grooves all feature syncopated, go-go beat style patterns. Beat #1 uses the bass drum to emphasize the syncopation, while grooves 2 through 6 play the syncopation on the ride bell.
This linear groove uses the ride bell to accent the syncopation. The suggested tempo is 120 bpm, but this groove also sounds cool at slower (or faster) tempos.
For this week's lesson we have got a sweet 2 measure drum beat played predominantly on the hi hats. With a combination of accents, a stepped hi hat, and an almost completely linear sticking pattern, we get a cool half time funky groove.
This slick funk groove is a linear pattern broken up between the toms, snare and bass drum.
For this week's lesson, we have got a cool 32nd note drum fill comprised of two sweet licks. The fist pattern is an idea I got from a gospel chops video, followed by another cool solid 16th note idea.
This week, Alex brings us some popping linear fills. Be sure to watch the accompanying video lesson and demonstration in the link below.
For this week's lesson we have got a two measure linear groove with a fun and funky vibe. It can be quite tricky, but when you get the sticking down, you can come up with some awesome sounding orchestrations.
Learn a cool 2 bar funky linear beat. Be sure to watch the accompanying video lesson by Alex Ribchester.