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Understanding the Styles: Drum 'n' Bass

Technique by Ryan Carver // April 02 2011
Understanding the Styles: Drum 'n' Bass

Drum ‘n’ bass is a style that has quickly become loved by drummers. But just like any style it is important to understand the finer points and its history to make it sound right. DNB is an electronic music that has evolved quickly to encompass many genres. It is important to understand and learn the classic “breaks” involved in the history of sampling. By doing so you will understand all of these styles better as well. The right sound choices and textures are important when playing DNB. Try to look up other drummers out there to get a better understanding of the sound options involved. Drummers have employed a lot of cool tricks to pull off the sounds of this genre. This is a style that I find a lot of drummers try to play without listening to it. Make sure any style you try you listen to it with open ears. Have fun!




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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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