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Basic Brushes Part 3: Bass Drum Accents

Technique by Kirby Jacobsen // October 23 2014
Basic Brushes Part 3: Bass Drum Accents

In “Basic Brushes Part 2” I introduced accents while performing a basic brush pattern. If you haven’t checked it out I encourage you to do so. 

In Part 3, I will use the medium tempo pattern as I did in part 2 and show you how you can employ the bass drum to spice it up. Both of my previous articles have the description of the medium brush pattern if you need to check it out. What’s great about using the bass drum for accents is that the brush pattern can remain undisturbed, allowing you to concentrate on swinging the pattern as much as possible! 

Again, use these accent patterns below for various tempos:






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Kirby  Jacobsen

Kirby jacobsen (drummer, composer, author). Kirby studied Studio Recording and Jazz at the University of Miami and Jazz Performance at William Paterson University. He composes and arranges music for concert band, string and jazz trios and percussion ensemble. His snare solo book, Not Just Another Snare Solo Book, 20 Uncommon Snare Drum Solos, will soon be available on-line through HaMaR Percussion Publications, Inc. Kirby leads the Blue Brush Trio which performs in the NY/NJ metro area. 

Send questions or comments to Kirby at symphonic902@yahoo.com.

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