Carrie Underwood… one of my favorite Country/Country-Rock singers right now and this song really stands out with its drum-parts – it hits hard and it grooves hard.. perfect for a DrumCover.
Big emphasis is playing groove on the toms.. It just gives the depth and dynamic to the whole song. Especially when it eventually breaks out and goes to the Ride-cymbal.
I really suggest to pay attention to all the details on how the tom-grooves change – How the backbeat switches between different beats in the measure etc…
It’s been a week and it’s time for another DrumCover.
This time I chose Taylor Swift’s groovy “Shake It Off” – feel free to jump up and just move along with the tune
The main groove sounds simple, but when you start looking at it, there’s surprisingly many elements in it which isn’t that common in today’s popmusic anymore. The 2-bar phrase, varying with the kick and rim/stick click layered on top of it gives it more flow and depth I think.
I wasn’t trying to figure out every single detail when I recorded this cover, but rather just go with the groove and just feel it out (or shake it off?).
On the second chorus I went to the Ride cymbal to take the groove forward. I guess when you’re having to watch and listen to the drummer play the song, it’s good to bring some changes in. Coupled with some fills I think it works well.
If this song doesn’t make you smile or move your foot along, I’m not sure what will
Due to some technical issues I’m not able to add the DrumChart at this time, but will do it as soon as I get my systems going.
Thanks for checking out my blog and the video, there’s more to follow very soon!