How To Play “Live In Fear” By Ilan Rubin

The funky opening drum groove from “Live In Fear,” from Ilan Rubin’s second solo album, Coup, will grab any drummer’s ear. Most noticeable is the repeated use of thirty-second-note single strokes within the pattern to churn things up. A few minutes into the song, Rubin uses a gradual crescendo along with this second groove and fill to come out of the breakdown section.