In this lesson we learn to play a snare drum solo that features dotted note rhythms
How do we know if we should play all the Hi-Hats with our right hand, or if we should use alternate RLRL sticking?
If there was a Hi-Hat written to be played at the same time as the snare drum, then we would usually choose to play all the HH's with our Right hand. However in the case of these beats, the HH has been missed when we play the snare drum. This would usually indicate that they are designed to be played at faster tempos using alternate RLRL sticking.
In this song by the Killers we find the the same drum beats played with quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes. So an excellent song to practice change between our three most common Hi-Hat rhythms.
Here some some exercises that you can loop to help learning the ending drum beat.
The ending is six bars long plus a crash cymbal on beat 1 of the 7th bar.
Play ex. 4 twice, followed by ex 5, then add a crash and kick drum in bar 7.
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Check out this video to hear what it sounds like when we out it all together.
In this lesson we learn how to funk up our eighth note rock beats by adding 16th notes on the snare drum. They will come in between our eighth note hi-hats
We will then apply these beats to 4 songs:
Flo Rider - Whistle
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
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Here some exercises to help learn the beat for the song Sally by the Thundermentals
In this lesson we look at the 16th note combination of two sixteenth notes followed by an eighth note. We would count it by saying 1e+.
We can hear the rhythm by saying the word Sausage Roll
In this lesson we look at the sixteenth note combination of an eighth note followed by 2 sixteenth notes. Or to count the rhythm we would say 1 and a.
We can hear what the rhythm sounds like when we say the word Hamburger.