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Back to Basics: Part III

Technique by Ryan Carver // April 02 2010
Back to Basics: Part III

In this visit back to basics, I took the grooves from Part 1 and now play them as a shuffle. Personally I feel shuffles aren’t understood enough by younger generations and are very important in developing one’s feel. The most important thing is to pulsate triplets when you’re playing these grooves. Try not to straighten them out. Remember, in a shuffle, the hi-hat plays on the first and third note of the triplet. Try to find some songs that use these grooves to better understand them. Many can be found in Stevie Ray Vaughn tunes with Chris Layton on drums. 




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Ryan Carver

Ryan Carver is a world-renowned educator with a private practice based out of Ocean County New Jersey, USA. Ryan is the owner of Carver Drums, providing drum repair and custom drums. Ryan can be seen performing with the Shores top bands 4-5 nights a week! Ryan proudly endorses Beatnick Rhythm Analyzer from Onboard research and Carver Drums custom snare drums. Ryan is a member of Vic Firth Education Team, The Hudson T.I.P. program and The Percussive Arts Society. Visit Ryan online at www.carverdrums.com.

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