Posts in category: Nasty Licks

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

NEW VIDEO ADDED! 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. This hand/foot pattern is something I’ve heard Dave Dicenso play, and it’s something […]


Nasty Drum Lick 121

Hey Everyone! This past week I was still obsessing about 32nd note drum lick ideas and one of them really stood out. I tested it out on a gig last week and I loved it, so today I present it to you. It’s #121 and it combines a left-handed paradiddle with the pattern Foot-Right-Left. The […]


Nasty Drum Lick #120: More Paradiddle Hand/Foot Combos

As usual, my practice sessions give me ideas for these “Nasty Drum Lick” posts. For a while now, I’ve been messing with lots of 32nd note ideas. I’ve really been trying to expand my command of playing fast 32nd note ideas that incorporate the snare and hand/foot combos. I also lean heavily towards ideas that […]


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 […]