This is the first of several lessons I recorded in advance to air while I’m in Asia.
Last year around this time, I did a lesson on cross-sticks, showing you two of my favorites, from Marcus Gilmore and Kendrick Scott.
But what if you’re playing matched grip with the left stick across the snare, “slow dance” style?
Two of the greatest at this are Antonio Sanchez and Art Blakey. While I don’t claim to come close to capturing the nuance of either, I did challenge myself to come up with six useful licks you can start playing today.
Enjoy this one! Back next week with another.