This video is for @ahmed_taxi
as we talked earlier in dm, there are many different types of reggae grooves. here are 3 short improvised grooves that you can use in reggae. one of the most important things with reggae is to accent the upbeats, or the + (ands) on the hi hat. notice in all 3 grooves, you can hear where the “and” is played. have fun with it man! comment or message me if you have any other questions! 😎🤘🏻
the 1-8 exercise
i learned this from when i was in drum line in high school, and i passed it on to my students. it’s very simple, yet effective. the odd numbers are the challenge. robert is a great drummer and i miss working with the kid.
who else has used this exercise?? 🙋🏼♂️ raise your hand down below 👇🏻
please listen to my homie mike from nashville. his guitar riffs are out of this world. he wrote all of this! and i had the pleasure of being able to add my own drum parts to it.
his style is hard to describe. because i hear multiple influences all at once. his writing is incredible. as a drummer, it was challenging because it’s not your basic straight through beat. his music comes with odd time signatures, tempo changes, feel changes, crazy unison parts, etc. math rock. it’s so fun! we will jam again someday my friend. and it’s gonna be just as epic as before. hope you’re doing well out in michigan dude!!
working on filling
working on feeling
working on my passion
picked up the first fill from @marcocirigliano during a skype lesson a few months back. starting the fill on right hand, ending on the left.
I find it challenging to keep my right hand rhythm going no matter what the left hand does. who else knows what i’m talking about??
you can hear how my timing slightly fluctuates sometimes. the joys of drumming. once i get something down, it feels very rewarding. i can’t wait to feel that way with this.
Couple years ago from the ship of foolz recording sesh at expressions college in the bay area. this was a night full of fast food and coffee and energy drinks and fun times. rip the foolz