Tape Study: Jason McGerr Flips Some Paradiddles Into A Groove

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It rained in San Francisco yesterday. So, naturally, I put on flannel and barricaded myself in my practice space to play some Death Cab For Cutie.

Here’s a video and transcription of the final part of DCFC’s “What Sarah Said” Drummer Jason McGerr plays a reverse flam double paradiddle. If you’re reading that in your head or aloud, it sounds like nonsense. But Jason turns a rudimental chop into a haunting and beautiful groove. Listen below.

Mc Gerr’s Groove

You can find the transcription of the chop below, and a video of me playing it as well.

Here’s a little more info on the sticking. The lower case, unbolded letters are the ghost notes of flams. The bolded letters are played at normal volume. But, keep this one on the quiet side. It’s a ghostly groove.

Sticking

lRRLRLR rLLRLRLlRRLRLR rLLRLRL

Transcription

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Video

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