In this lesson we look at applying ghost notes
to our basic rock beat. Ghost notes are super soft notes (softer
than "tap stroke"), which are added to contemporary grooves to add
momentum and light and shade. You should aim for a stick height of
2cm when playing ghost notes, and try to always play them in the
centre of the drum for a consistent sound.
In this lesson we're going to play ghost notes on the "e" 16th of both beats 1 and 3, as follows..
|Quarter Note Rock Beats||Linear Beats 1||Grooving On 2 Snares|
|8th Note Rock Beats||Linear Beats 2||7/4 Beats|
|Busier Rock Beats||The Funky Cowbell Beat||7 Stroke Roll Hihat Grooves|
|Bass Doubles In Beats||Paradiddles In Beats||Half Time Shuffle|
|Rock Shuffle||Tasty Linear Drum Rhythms||Fast Bass Drums|
|Hihat Gliss||Adding The Left Hand Hihat||Ghost Notes 1|
|Cross Sticking||Expanding Drum Beats 1||Ghost Notes 2|
|Cymbal Choking||Expanding Drum Beats 2|