Originally Posted by Stitch Kaboodle
The beat is based on the Purdie shuffle. It's in 12/8
The main meat of the groove consists of playing hand to hand 8 notes starting on your weaker hand (most cases the left).
If you do this correctly the back beat should be played on your left hand.
Here's the pointers:
Keep your left hand on the HH for every beat EXCEPT the Backbeat (the 7th quaver). Now alternate your right hand between the ride and HH and you will have the guts of this beat.
Remember, this is to be played hand to hand starting on your left.
Paradiddles are great ways to shift the leading hand. Dennis starts the ride groove this way
I should also say.... Dennis' highhat work is incredible. I mean his HH foot work...