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GHOST NOTES - PART 1

   

In this lesson we look at applying ghost notes to our basic rock beat. Ghost notes are super soft notes (softer than "tap stroke"), which are added to contemporary grooves to add momentum and light and shade. You should aim for a stick height of 2cm when playing ghost notes, and try to always play them in the centre of the drum for a consistent sound.

In this lesson we're going to play ghost notes on the "e" 16th of both beats 1 and 3, as follows..

 

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