Here, in “Nasty Lick #67,” we have a Vinnie inspired idea that sounds different because of the placement of accents in the context of 16th note triplets. Many experienced drummers are used to hearing the placement of accents in a 16th note triplet context based on our use of six stroke rolls or paradiddle-diddles.
What I love about this idea is that it puts the accents in different places than we’re used to; that’s a Vinnie Colaiuta trademark.
Play this the same way you would a six-stroke roll—make the accents loud and all the other notes very quiet/ghosted. You’ll be able to play this idea very fast with some practice. The idea is shown with both right and left hand lead, and you’ll find that the way you can place the accented notes around the drum kit will change with each version.
Here’s the PDF: Nasty Lick 67
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