Linear Drumming, Gary Chaffee Style

August 20, 2012 12:39 pm in Drumset by kevin fortunato

Today we’re going to take a look at linear drumming. The style certainly isn’t new, but it’s used so often in everyday playing that it would benefit all drummers to study it regularly. Linear, in drumming terms, refers to a line of single notes played one at a time. In other words, there are no stacked notes such as a bass drum and hi-hat played simultaneously etc. One of the best examples of linear drumming is the famous groove to 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover played by Steve Gadd. If you don’t have it, you can find it on a Paul Simon greatest hits CD. Check it out, as it should be on every drummers list of must-know grooves. For the complete article click this link: