So I've had a good week. It's not every week a pie-in-the-sky project idea comes to fruition in better form than you conceived it. But that's just what happened with this week’s lesson.
Over the next several months I'm going to be introducing you to some of my favorite drummers on YouTube, and to start things off, I give you Gabe from Drum Beats Online.
I discovered Gabe in my news feed and quickly grew to appreciate what he was doing: breaking down difficult drum concepts in a clear and entertaining way. When I reached out to him to do a collaboration, much less a “group lesson” format from two separate studios - one that would have to be edited together, and would require a lot of back-and-forth - I kept my expectations realistic. To his credit, Gabe was in 100%, demonstrating the “why not” attitude that's doubtless played a big role in his channel’s success.
The lesson covers a topic we’ve both been asked about: how do you play a backbeat without being Boring. You're playing behind a band, so you can't go to Keith-Carlock-Wayne-Krantz territory, but you don't have to stick with just “2 and 4”. In this lesson Gabe and I show you just a few ideas to bust out of your backbeat rut.
Anyway, you’re probably here for the transcription.
And for the comment thread, now that we've identified the format, who would you like to see a collaboration with in the future?
See you soon killaz,