Basics Of Rock

Snare Placement in 8th Note Rock

In this video lesson I demonstrate how snare placement in a Rock beat can dramatically alter the feel of the beat.  Snare placement is a tool drummers use to influence the overall feel of the rhythm, creating a double time or half-time feel or something more syncopated.  It is a very useful tool for arranging sections of a song where the pulse is consistent but there is a desire to change the feel.  Counting is of utmost importance when first working on this concept in order understand where the alteration is occurring in the bar.  Start with a simple beat as I did in this video and remember that there are many more possibilities than outlined here - Have Fun!