Groove Style: Second Line
Modern Approach
Transcription + Tabs

Stanton Moore

A Modern Approach to Second-Line Rhythms

This is the first sticking that opened many doors for me.
Here is the way Johnny Vidacovich first showed it to me.
This groove works great as a street beat:

What makes this style so special is its simplicity. Notice that the right hand and the right foot play together:

This one works great in a funk, brass band, or Mardi Gras Indian situation:

A Study in New Orleans Street Beats and Second-line Rhythms As Applied to Funk

Winner Modern Drummer
Readers Poll 2006:
No. 1:
Best Educational book

Book Description
In this book, the reader will learn about the history of street beats, second-line, and the Mardi Gras Indians as well as the importance of clave to New Orleans drumming. The reader will also learn how to put a New Orleans spin on traditional rhythms like mambo, guaguacno, shuffle, and samba. Stanton also teaches the reader how to play between the cracks, bring more inflection and variation to a groove, and how to incorporate a bit of Crescent City flavor into linear playing. Drummers of all styles should pick up this book to improve your groove, expand your vocabulary and learn to Take It To The Street. Accompanying CD includes performances by the Dirty Dozen, George Porter, and Ivan Neville.

About the Author
Stanton Moore is one of the most versatile drummers on the scene today. Known for his personal style of Crescent City funk and groove, he is a founding member of Galactic and is involved in many side projects that can take him anywhere from Jazz to Funk to Metal. In addition to Galactic, he records and performs with groups as varied as Garage-a-Trois, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Corrosion of Conformity. He is a popular clinician and is the principal steward of the New Orleans drumming tradition.

A Traditional Approach to New Orleans Drumming - DVD
by Stanton Moore
Stanton Moore, Crescent City native and one of the scene’s hottest drummers, takes you on a rhythm rich tour of New Orleans drumming. In this first of two DVDs, Stanton demonstrates the elements of traditional New Orleans drumming and provides many performance examples that include members of the Dirty Dozen Band, George Porter and Ivan Neville. Stanton also includes a special bonus section with legendary New Orleans drummer Johnny Vidacovich, providing a deeper look into the feel and colorful elements of this style.
A Modern Approach to New Orleans Drumming - DVD
by Stanton Moore
A Modern Approach to New Orleans Drumming featuring Stanton Moore will establish the foundation of grooves for the 21st Century. In this second of two DVDs Stanton demonstrates how to blend contemporary ideas such as simple sticking, linear drumming and the combination of other styles with the traditional Second Line to create a new approach to New Orleans drumming. He shares his ideas on how to bring character to a groove by paying attention to details and adding inflection while staying true to the underlying rhythmic structure. Also included is Stanton’s personal approach to incorporating Mambo, Guaguanco, Shuffle, Boogaloo Bossa-nova and Samba with Second Line drumming to add a modern and progressive flair to his playing.