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Old 08-19-2009, 03:14 AM
KlarkKent KlarkKent is offline
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Default Re: Stewart Copeland

Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum View Post
The best example, in my opinion, is the song "Walking on the Moon."

The basic groove is 8th on the hi-hat, but Copeland throws in lots of 16ths, and then starts throwing in some poly rhythms and various assorted syncopations on the hi-hats as drum fills.

2nd great example is the original version of "Don't Stand So Close to Me" (there is a 2nd version the Police put out a few years later with a drum machine).
Copelands dynamics on the hi-hat are what drive the verses.
Another very good, clear example of his hi-hat work:

1. "Darkness," from Ghost in the Machine: the whole song is basically Stewart playing the hi-hat with accents on the bass drum, feathered.

2. The opening to Peter Gabriel's "Red Rain," from So: Stewart plays the hi-hat intro for this song (and plays the full session for "Big Time").
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