Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bag of Tricks: Jay Lawrence Funk Lick

Here is another lick I, uh, borrowed from the great Jay Lawrence.

As always, start slow, count well, and remember that accents are even more effective if the notes around them are played down a bit. Play the kick drum solidly, and let the tom accents shape the melody (if you will) of the phrase. I also like to imply a crescendo on each group of snare drum notes, starting very softly.

One possible variation on this lick lets you crash with the right hand. Super fun.

Remember that you can click on each example to view them actual size.

Happy drumming!

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