28 Jan, 2016

Car Wash


This disco classic is a fun song to play. A great example of two different types of disco grooves: first a four-on-the-floor groove, then a kick on 1 and 3 groove with a pick up 16th note. This is actually pretty difficult so you may want to slow this down to attempt that, or just leave them out.

But if you thought that was hard, check out the ride cymbal pattern in the bridge. Crazy fast, eh! Quite an advanced technique is needed for that so if you're an intermediate drummer I'd play those with two hands on the hats, or just play 8th notes if you want to go to the ride.

I've written out the fills drummer Henry Garner plays the first time of each section, if you want them all transcribed leave a comment below and I'll make a lesson.