Posts in category: Drum Licks

Nasty Drum Lick #119 | Duh-Ga-Duh-Ga-Duh-Ga-DaaaaaH

Welcome back to the wonderful world of Nasty Drum Licks. Today we’re going to check out a really cool sounding idea that is based on 32nd notes. It combines double strokes or paradiddle-diddles with a hand foot pattern: FRLRLF. I got the idea for this from something that I heard Dave DiCenso play. There will […]


Nasty Drum Lick #118 | Reverse Triplets Roundhouse

This Nasty lick goes around the drums counter-clockwise as 16th note triplets. It takes advantage of a great three note grouping as single strokes that allows you to move back and forth on the toms. Combined with a paradiddle-diddle, the lick becomes one that you can blaze around the drums continuously. The lick is written […]


5 Amazing Paradiddle Based Drum Solo Combinations in 6/8

I know this title is a mouthful. But it says what this post is all about. I’ve been working on some ideas for a solo section in a song where the band plays a vamp in 6/8 and I get to solo over it. The tempo is about 160 bpm. And I want to be […]


Nasty Drum Lick #117 | The Roundhouse Six as 32nd Notes

This one is a killer. Sometimes you find an idea that you think is great and you work on it for a while but it is difficult to get it to the point where you can really use it. It just doesn’t feel natural and you don’t feel totally comfortable with it. Other times, you […]