Am I as good as my word? Part two of the Chris Dave deep dive is ready.
To reiterate, my goal for you after you’ve studied both these videos is not that you’ll have a verbatim Chris Dave lick to pull out of your toolbox when the moment’s right, but rather that you’ll start to hear “Chris-Dave-esque” things naturally, when it makes musical sense, and be able to play your own phrases in Chris’ style.
Like most of the drummers I cover on the channel, Chris has a repertoire deep enough to render any attempt to wrap your arms around it not only woefully inadequate, but a Quixotic affront to humility writ large. Whiiiich is pretty much the 80/20 Bat Signal. At-the-ready to answer, foolheartedly, the call, I attempt in this week’s lesson to give you some Hot Licks to supplement the beats we learned last week, including the Money Lick from the Kanye Flashing Lights cover. Importantly, though, not just licks - I attempt to get underneath to what Chris may have practiced, so that you can improvise your own.
Anyway, you’re probably here for the transcription.
And for the comment thread this week, a fun one - if you could be stuck by lightening and play exactly like Chris Dave with zero practice, but you could never again know True Love, would you take the Devil’s Bargain? (I feel like I know some Juilliard students who took this bargain - whaaaaaaaaat. JK I love you guys;) Leave a comment below!