Certain dream gigs you don’t need to justify. Erykah Badu. Lupe Fiasco. And, I humbly submit, Rhianna. Get beyond the obvious. I’m married. Really - I’m ashamed of you guys.
Rhianna actually has a long string of very drum-able hits. Drummers know what I’m talking about. A certain combination of tempo, texture and syncopation. You hate yourself for tapping along to Shut Up And Drive at the laundramat, or Umbrella at the gym, but you do it all the same. Oh, and Nick Smith and DMile covered Confidence, as if you needed another reason to appreciate Confidence. Out of the gutter, guys. I’m talking about the rhythm;)
Anyway, Work had all the hallmarks of drum-cover-gold: newness, being a killer song, and not having drums! God bless all these new albums with essentially drumless tracks. Drum Cover Christmas. So in this lesson I’ll take you through how to play the groove I played, and a little hot lick if you want to pull out your...chops.
Also, teaser: May is upon us, and that means Austin Clinic. I’ll be emailing shortly with more deets.