Remember when I wrote that the backwards or reverse six stroke roll was fertile ground for great drumming ideas? Well, more proof is here.
This one (“Nasty Lick #64) continues the exploration of the kind of great phrasing you can come up with when using this idea. I’ve been shedding this type of vocabulary a lot and the result is a lot of good stuff.
So here’s another one for you to try. Remember, as always, that what makes this sound good is quiet unaccented notes offset by significantly louder accented notes. Think Elvin Jones or Keith Carlock and you’ll understand the kind of legato phrasing to go for.
Here’s the PDF: Nasty Lick 64