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[MUSIC]
All right,
I'm gonna talk a little bit about stab
drumming.
All right, so.
This type of drumming [SOUND] Is
is you're gonna come back to the beginning
really fast, all right?
Let's just say, let's say you have a
Booka.
[SOUND] All right?
So, we're gonna stab the snare.
[SOUND] And we're gonna come back to the.
[SOUND] The kick, real fast.
[SOUND] Hear that?
[SOUND]
All right cuz, because, because the kick.
Wow.
Hey Ghost of Toad man, you got the eraser?
>> No.
>> No?
>> No, I don't.
>> Right there.
>> Oh man.
Oh here it goes.
All right, so let's just say we got a, a
kick and snare, right?
So you gotta kick, say boom, that's like a
kick.
Then you got your snare here.
Booka, right?
So it goes like this.
[SOUND] Right, booca.
[SOUND] So you're gonna stab this and
you're gonna come back to this really
quick in 16th notes, all right?
So.
[SOUND] Oops.
[SOUND]
All right, so
then what that, what that's gonna do, it's
gonna get you used to switching back and
forth real, real fast, so you can do
things like.
[SOUND]
I'm sorry.
[SOUND]
[MUSIC]
All right, so,
a good exercise would be stabbing this,
just twice.
Two times, right?
Boo ka ka, that's gonna be three notes,
all right?
So it's gonna be boo, ka, ka.
Three notes, boom, ka, ka, and so what
that's gonna do,
is it's gonna get you used to this funky
pattern right here.
[SOUND]
All right?
So that's really important when you're
scratching cuz that's like, you know,
pretty hard to do, but when you get used
to it, it becomes easy.
And then you're gonna when you get that
you're gonna practice.
[MUSIC]
Try, practice stabbing both, you know.
[MUSIC]
Right.
And then, after you get that, you're gonna
get used.
So there's all kinds of variations of
those two notes together then you're
gonna practice.
[SOUND] This thing I call banana ramma boo
bama.
I call it a banana drum,
all right cuz it's like that, that song
banana rama boo bama, boo bana boo rama.
Right?
[MUSIC]
Or the name game, right?
Thanks L.
The name song.
[MUSIC]
All right?
From there you're gonna practice.
[SOUND] Practice chirps if you want.
[MUSIC]
All right.
So
there's all kinds of ways to flip drums
but this is the most important.
Boom ka ka all right?
Kick snare snare, kick snare snare, kick
snare snare, kick snare snare.
All right.
And of course the best way to practice
that and what I did was,
I slowed it down, right?
So I slowed it down all the way.
[MUSIC]
And if you
wanna slow it down even more, look for a
beat with just like a boom ca, you know?
Let's try, let's try to find one.
[MUSIC]
There's one.
Boom ka, it's really far apart so it's
even easier.
[MUSIC]
Then you speed it up as you get better.
[MUSIC]
You know,
maybe after a couple minutes to an hour,
whatever.
[MUSIC]
Speed it up to 45.
[MUSIC]
And on and on and on.
[MUSIC]
Until you get that scratch down.
So, that's what I would suggest for where
you're at right now, and
then, of course you can add all your
combos and ev,
all the knowledge of scratching you know
into that formula.
But that's gonna help you a lot.
All right?
[SOUND] Aah!
Ghost!
[MUSIC]