I bought it too.
The siren-song of the hipsters.
"Just play linear. It'll all be easier."
Well, not-so-fast, young'un.
Drummers like Nate Smith, Questo, Kariem Riggins, Harvey Mason, Bernard Purdie, Jeff Porcaro, Anderson Paak, and Corey Fonville want you to know they're judging you hard.
Turns out, linear is out.
The new hotness is the Old Hotness.
The New Hotness is constant, straight-16th, with one hand. (The whoooole gig;)
Thought you were gonna get out of practicing your drop-catch?
Thought you were gonna escape the Pocket Police?
Anderson's bringing it back on Come Down...
...Corey's bringing it back on Forest Green...
...and Nate, Questo, and Kariem are playing like it never went away.
Luckily, it's easier than you thought.
Yours Truly has been Eating His Brussels Sprouts, and I've come back from The Edge with a couple of...shortcuts. (Yes, I said it.)
For starters, you can play almost every constant-16th groove under-the-sun by learning 3 simple idioms you can get under your hands in under-an-hour.
(To perfect them, you've got the rest of your life.)
Ready to see what they are?
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Be good, killaz.