Alternating Between Hi-Hat & Bass Drum

By Mike Rawluk
Published September 23, 2010

You’re going to hear a lot more about this drummer in the coming months. In his first drummagazine.com video lesson, Mike Rawluk demonstrates some of the techniques he uses on the song "Every Breath" from Revelation, the upcoming release by The Deliverance. In particular, he concentrates on the basic verse pattern, which finds the bass drum alternating on every ah between the hi-hats’ quarter-note pulse, and offers a number of exercises to help you grow comfortable with the technique.