At the risk of over-emphasising the point, please head over to my new website where this blog is moving.
In the meantime, today i’m looking back to a video lesson I posted over 5 years ago (suddenly feeling very old) but remains the most popular video on my YouTube channel with over 140,000 views. I was inspired to develop this gospel, linear style through monsters such as Eric Moore, Chris Coleman and Mike Johnston who I recommend you check out.
This lick is based on a simple Paradiddle-diddle but with the last note replaced with a kick:
Now try orchestrating it around the kit. These are two of my favourites:
Here’s my painfully unconfident explanation from back in 2008: