Originally Posted by Mike_In_KC
New drummer question...
So the basic beat is 1/8th notes on the hat, four on the floor kick with the snare on 2 and 4 right? Is that a triplet on the 4th beat of ~every other measure? I think I can pull this one off with more modest fills and minus some of the hi-hat barks or w/e they are called.
Your kit sounds really nice btw - awesome cover! I love that song.
Thanks! The original basic beat for this is pretty simple, and might be a loop. 1/8th notes on the hihats, quarters on the kick, 2 & 4 backbeats. The hihat is opened on the & of 4 every other measure. Everything is slightly swung. There is a triangle part in the original that I try to simulate with the ghost notes on the snare. The offbeat tambourine and all the ride stuff was added by me. You can definitely get away with modest or hardly any fills.
Let me know if you want the drumless track, which I could send your way.