In this video drum lesson, we’re going to take a look at an interesting way to play a common hand/foot idea. The idea is just “Right Left Foot,” one that many of you already know. If you’re a beginner drummer, welcome to one of the building blocks of hand/foot vocabulary.
The natural first thought many drummers have when considering RLF is to play it as triplets. It makes sense to do so, and it does sound great, but we’re going to work on a different application. Playing it as 16ths or 32nds sounds a little different because you’re creating a dotted eighth note feeling; it’s essentially a three vs four rhythm.
And that is one of my favorite applications of RLF.
Let’s check it out. You can download a PDF transcription HERE, and watch the video below for the details on this great sounding 16th note application of RLF (aka “Nasty Lick #139).
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