This time we are looking at how we could interpret a “standard” rhythm as a 6-stroke roll to create interesting fill patterns that have a really cool flow to them.
Welcome to the second instalment of “Thrown For A Loop”. In this lesson we will be looking at a couple of DJ Shadow breaks. In my opinion, one of the best non-drumming drummers if that makes sense. He has also been a the front of sample based music with his 1996 album, “Endtroducing…..” famously being made up almost entirely of samples.
In the second instalment of the 6-stroke roll I just want to go over the two main feels. There is the more traditional variation and the more contemporary version. Another way of thinking about it is, the straight and the triplet based version. This is also a great way of warming up your hands with accents, singles and doubles and also changing subdivisions over a left foot pulse.
Hello and welcome to a new series of blogs. In this and following lessons I will be sharing some of my favourite drum loops and grooves. I am going to mostly focus on more “electronic” genres as often these get overlooked as there isn’t always an actual drummer involved. Sometimes it will be a drummer playing the groove, other times it will be a programmed beat or a sample from another song.