Thread: Alex Van Halen
View Single Post
Old 04-06-2006, 06:42 AM
toteman2's Avatar
toteman2 toteman2 is offline
Pioneer Member
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 313
Default Re: Alex Van Halen

Originally Posted by Stu_Strib
Do you mean the 8th/16th notes that are played on the simmons drum? That isn't terribly difficult. It takes a few cracks at the pattern, but once you got the pattern down, you just have to work the practice pad for awhile. It is challengingly fast, but not too hard. I'm far from the fastest drummer and I use that two bar pattern as a warmup drill.
I'm talking about the opening bass drum riff to "hot for teacher"...I"m not even sure of the notation because it sounds like too many beats bunched together...The actual shuffle groove isn't really hard at all, but the intro almost sounds like "Bannana Peels", only more notes bunched in and very mechanical..."Hot for teacher" sounded like it was overdubbed to me, and sure enough it was...
Reply With Quote