Jose Pasillas: 6 Grooves You Should Know

Regatta De Blanc

1. “Walking On The Moon” from Regatta De Blanc by The Police
Stewart Copeland is one of my favorite drummers, and the thing that I like about his style the most is that he always has this free-flowing groove on the hi-hat. His groove on “Walking On The Moon” kind of swings on the hi-hat while he does quarter-notes on the kick, which keeps the music straight. He does really cool nuances on the hi-hat, which flow around the kick drum. It’s a really sweet groove to try to separate what your arms are doing from what your kick is doing.

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