In some instances where I've tried not being Mr. Metronome, the other musicians told me to get back to eighths on the hat or ride. Hey, if it keeps things moving and on-groove, I have no problem doing it.
Awesome. Now I’ve got something new to play with for the next 6 months.Back in the mid 90s, Carter Beauford forever changed my perception of what a hi-hat or ride pattern could be. When I first heard "Satellite" by Dave Matthews Band, it blew my mind.
I think he was the main credit for inventing (or at least popularizing) this technique, and I still use it today (when appropriate), albeit in a more subtle way usually.
Play for the song or groove first.
Get too 'creative' and no band will want to play with you.
the bathrobe part would have been a lot funnier if he wasn’t wearing pants. LOLOr Buddy Rich. I don't think he apologized for "keeping time". Now, he may have apologized for playing in a bathrobe lol
It's what the piece calls for (swinging groove keeping time on hats and ride, not the robe lol)
100% correct, & something we all grow out of eventually - some faster than othersIf the drummer puts the drummer first...that could be the very worst way to approach things.
Very cool, & when inspired by the music, it can be incredibly effective!!!Back in the mid 90s, Carter Beauford forever changed my perception of what a hi-hat or ride pattern could be.
A lot of insight in the responses here - insight into the firm grip this way of playing has on us all. The general consensus is to dig in further to the limitations of letting the right hand dominate and set up the concept in the mind of a grid. A grid upon which other notes are orchestrated. While I certainly do not dispute that this is what is generally expected in most band settings, I think alex.king.666 is seeking a way to break out of this limitation. I don't think he is saying he will through the baby out with the bath water, so to speak....Most of my issue is breaking the mental barrier of taking my grooves off of the ride mostly (and a bit off the hats).
Playing on the ride has always been my backbone in my playing, and where my current group wishes me to go, feels like I need to fall off from that.