This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the May 2016 issue, which is available here.

Rock ‘N’ Jazz Clinic

Groove Construction

Part 1: Snare Displacement

In the first part of this series, we’ll create new grooves by displacing the snare drum. Our basic pattern consists of 8th notes on the hi-hat, snare on beats 2 and 4, and a specific bass drum phrase.

Jost Nickel
 
For the complete lesson with transcriptions, check out the May 2016 issue, which is available here.

 

Modern Drummer magazine May 2016 issue