These little slick 32nd note groove ideas are always fun. This one is surprisingly simple, but it sounds great never-the-less. The secret to making these sound right is dynamics. The ghosted notes must be very quiet and the hi-hat notes should be significantly louder than the snare notes. The bass drum and accented snare notes should be as loud as if you were playing any funk beat.
I could write about this all day and describe it in even more detail, but why don’t we have a look at the notation and you’ll see for yourself how it works. Here is the PDF: Nasty Drum Lick 101
Print out the PDF and try it out. Let me know how it goes.
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