Add to EJ Playlist Hopefully very helpful in your learning and understanding of the 'drumming' ins-and-outs of ZZ Top's LA GRANGE, from their 1973 album TRES HOMBRES.
**I recommend bringing up in another set of windows as you watch this video if you're able:
1. the 1973 studio recording
2. an early mid 80s ZZ Top LIVE rendition, and then a
3. recentish LIVE version, preferably ZZ Top Live - La Grange ; Tush Crossroads Guitar Festival is a good example
...for some comparison regarding the shuffle played in the bulk of the song.
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***BTW: In the YouTube video ZZ Top - " La grange, Tush (Live In Montreux 2013) ", you can see Frank Beard doing the constant left hand shuffle-and it sounds nice (compared to other live versions where it sounds very un-accented).
In the Montreux vid there's a lot of shots of him: He's staring at his hand the entire time, as its not an easy riff to pull off!
Add to EJ Playlist This ASMR demonstration will help put any dog in a state of "Rolling-In-Squ irrel-Corpse-Ro ttoness", while pleasing the Brian-Thingy, again, via ASMR.
Rest assured: this video indeed contains the secret of Dog Self-Actualizat ion-ness.
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Add to EJ Playlist I use a bass drum in this video to describe the basic and essential way to give a basic tuning to a drum-any drum. I used a bass drum here as it has the biggest surface area for the demonstration. As de-wrinkling of the head is a key component, a maximum diameter head surface is clearest to the camera (your viewpoint).
This video describes how to get a basic full tuning out of a drum. The primary key is to DE-WRINKLE & SEAT the head on the "end of a cylinder" (the drum).
I will later make a 'general tom tuning' video, as well as a 'general snare' video, as well as a beefy bass drum SOUND video (the specific tonality of a bass drum relies quite a bit on muffling techniques-both very minor to very heavy (i.e. a heavy blanket and cinderblock on the inside-which is done quite a bit-or used to be).
Specifically or the bass drum, from this point (the goal of this video-a clean open tuning), applying various types & amount of muffling, whether felt strips, or pre-muffled heads, or a blanket, will refine the tone you desire, but will I leave that to a separate MUFFLING THE BASS DRUM video, which I will make subsequently. There are a few ways to do so, and each requires different materials-which will say is beyond the scope of this video, and for that point, conversely then WRINKLING the head can be useful!
Add to EJ Playlist Found on page 79 of Joe Casatis' book RHYTHMIC PATTERS, this venerated cross-sticking drum fill always brings the audience to life during a drum solo!
***See David Letterman's 2011 Drum Series with Neil Peart: Peart apparently loves this pattern as I think pretty much always employed/employ s it in his solos! It looks very cool when you do it (with trad grip especially).
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Add to EJ Playlist This is a terrific snare-to-floort om cross-sticking pattern done by many great drummers over the years, and utilized by the venerated Neil Peart to great effect in his drum solos (check out 2001's David Letterman Drum Week episode with Neil Peart).
This pattern in print form can be found in the book RHYTHMIC PATTERNS by JOE CUSATIS on page 79.
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