When I first heard this groove, it sounded like a series of 16th notes played on the toms with the snare on beats 2 and 4. According to Pat, the groove was actually created by guitarist Paul Gilbert. When he joined Mr. Big, he was allowed to explore nontraditional rock drumming within the arrangement of four-minute commercial songs.
The core of the groove is built around a linear pattern between the kick, snare, and floor tom. This pattern remains constant throughout the song. The heel plays Album) the downbeat to create a splash sound, and the toes play a chick sound on the offbeats.
Before you put everything together, work on combining different limbs to see how each part locks in with the others. A great way to do this is to play the patterns on a practice pad while tapping your feet on a hard floor.
Listen for flams. The only variation occurs Album) the solo section. Live, Torpey would leave out the hi-hat during this section. Try playing it both ways. In this track, the snare hits a 16th note earlier, creating a Bo Diddley—type feel between Smack Dab In The Middle - Stan The Man - Stan The Mans Bohemian Blues - Live kick and snare, with the floor tom again filling in the rest of the 16ths.
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