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Warren Cann's Electro-Drum Column (Part 9)

This month our electro-drum column continues with more rhythms provided by consultant drummer Warren Cann of Ultravox. In addition this month we feature rhythm matrices to help you to programme your drum machine more easily.

48 Bars 1 and 2

This has snare playing every beat within the bar but it has a slightly busier bass drum pattern.

49 Bars 1 and 2

Here snare plays on every beat and bass drum plays the off-beats. It's so effective when played with any kind of accompaniment.

50 Bars 1 and 2

Using some of the fast flicks that we learned in earlier examples helps push this pattern along.

51 Bars 1 and 2

Bass drum plays the down beat whilst snare plays the off-beat. It is the same pattern as 49 only reversed. Again, a well-known rhythm, but a very effective one nevertheless.

52 Bars 1 and 2

Snare continues playing the off beats within the measure but we've added some syncopation to the bass drum.

A two measure pattern with the bass drum adding the variation as usual on the second bar of the pattern.

53 Bar 2

53 Bar 1


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