I’m trying to figure out how to hit bass notes in sync with a kick drum, does anyone know how a drummer reads music? Is there some kind of “drum clef” to indicate where a kick drumbeat might go?
This may seem lame, but I’m on Module 1, Lesson 2 again, but with a whole new set of ears. I had to listen to the jamtrack without bass a whole bunch, and, by ear, I picked out that the kick drum was doing this pattern:
1 3 |1 3+ +|1 3 |1 3+ |1+ 3 +| + 3+ +|1 3+ |1 ??
So 8 bars, then it loops back. I’m not even sure on bars 6 and 8. Is that a syncopated note on the “and of 1” to start the bar, on bar 6? And on bar 8 I hear the “1”, but then there are so many other drumbeats, I lose track of the kick drum altogether. Did I even get this pattern somewhat right?
I’m just looking to play the root note on each kick drum beat for now, to get this concept down. In real life do you just ask the drummer what or how they’ll play? Or do your ears eventually just tune to the kick drum naturally? Or is there some easier way of going about this?
Sorry for so many questions - just being a beginner all over again