A “Gadd-ish” 32nd Note Snare/Hi-Hat Lick You Probably Don’t Know

The other day I posted a little video on my social channels and there was one idea a few people asked me about. In this post, I’ll explain it, show it to you in a video, and give you the notation on PDF.

First, a little about the lick.

I’ve always loved Steve Gadd’s 32nd note hi-hat snare drum ideas. They always sounded slick to me. In addition, they were always part of the groove.

Lots of drummers have imitated those types of ideas and I have tried to come up with a few of my own. This is one of them.

Here’s the video.

Here’s the PDF with the rhythmic notation: Nasty Drum Lick 132