New answers tagged beats
One way to make sure you are ready to come up with different beats on the spot is to practice a lot of different patterns. There are a finite number of combinations of snare, hat, and kick, so practicing a lot of these help when you find you are repeating yourself too much. A good book for this is A Funky Primer for the Rock Drummer by Charles Dowd. This ...
Repetitions is zo important in modern music. Just play a very short sequence, over and over until you really get in the groove. Then change a small thing... continue this until you get your new pattern :)
I don't play drums but I had a similar experience when I was learning electric guitar. I'm a bit confused about what you imply when you say 'failed' but I'm assuming you mean you just couldn't come up with original, engaging ideas. The truth is, there is no real originality when it comes to music. We can be pretty certain the most good drum lines have been ...
Top 50 recent answers are included