I might have gotten carried away. Fresh off the Chris Paprota collaboration, with plans to make group lessons with a who’s-who of my favorite drummers, many of whom have generously donated their time and ideas, I thought, “why not ask Anika?”
After all, in the recent Drummeo lesson, she did reveal we have a modern hero - Nate Wood - in common. I’d already been a fan of Anika’s, but our mutual esteem for Mr. Wood gave me the foolhardy idea to hit her up.
Not so fast, maybe. In the Drummeo lesson, she revealed it took her a year to find the time to collaborate with Drummeo, one of the biggest drum channels on Earth, but here comes Mr. 80/20, full of youthful bravado, thinking “what can possibly go wrong?”
Well, Anika hasn’t yet gotten back to me. But that doesn’t stop me from bringing her playing to you the same way I’ve done all along, for people like Chris Dave Mr. Guiliana: by Transcription.
In this lesson, I transcribe a fill from the Drummeo lesson that raised my eyebrows - it’s deceptively simple, but played in an unexpected corner of the beat. The, just for fun, I’ll give you a lick of my own. Practice them both, play them both over Anika’s track.
And for those of you still reading, I have four seats left for the LA clinic at the early bird price. If you’re going to be in LA the 20th of January, get them here!
See you soon killaz,