What are we learning?
I’ve been uploading a lot of complex modern jazz notations recently, but this one is a super good beat for a beginner to jump straight into (or any drummer that wants to sit back in the pocket). Tom Misch featuring Jordan Rakei- Wake Up This Day.
Break it down.
The beat for Wake Up This Day is a snare back beat on ‘2’ and ‘4’ with 8th notes on the hi-hat and a bass drum on beat ‘1’ and ‘2+’ and THAT’S IT! The groove is the same all the way through the track, except for some stops here and there to lead into a new section, so once you are able to play through one bar, it’s just a case of growing in confidence with looping it and really trying to lock in with that hip hop feel!
Download the sheet music for this beat for free below and have a go!
Notation: Beat Breakdown #22 - Tom Misch and Jordan Rakei - Wake Up This Day