Hey Everyone! Today we’re going to do a quick lesson on linear drumming. When playing grooves in the linear drumming style, most of the time, you will play notes on three different surfaces without overlapping notes. Usually, you’ll be playing the hi-hat, snare drum and bass drum when playing these ideas, but there’s no rule that you can’t move your hands to other surfaces.
In fact, one of the coolest things about the linear style is that once you can play a pattern well, it’s very easy to get a lot of really cool sounding ideas simply by moving your hands to different parts of the drum set.
I’m going to demonstrate this in the video below based on a single linear idea. Check out the PDF of that linear beat/idea here: Linear Beat 1
Check out the video with the demonstration below:
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