Subdivisions – Rush

Playing in odd time (for most of us in any time signature other than 4/4 or 2/4!) can be a real challenge. How to make the drum part sound like it’s moving naturally and not stilted is something that can take time to master. Listening to & studying those who’ve managed to achieve this level of technical mastery is an excellent way to learn. With that, here’s the latest chart for you to do just that!

Containing three different time signatures, Subdivisions flows seamlessly between them to such an extent, most people don’t realise that some parts are in 7/4 or 6/4!

Double handed ride patterns, signature licks, air drumming inducing fills, sixteenth note hats and some wonderful displacement files inter-woven into the grooves all combine to make this chart a delightful challenge.

Rather than go through all the possible problem areas, I would suggest you take a look at the chart slowly and go through each section of the song with a metronome until you are comfortable with it. If I were to give special mentions to problem areas, I would flag up the first verse and chorus as these contain the majority of the problematic patterns that you will need to successfully play this chart.

Let me know how you get on with this one, and feel free to share this with your friends!

Rush – Subdivisions.pdf