Colin Woolway's Teasers

Directions to Cobham

As promised, here's a Billy Cobham special as performed by him on a televised drum clinic some years ago. It involves sending your hands in different directions, using five toms and a snare. It's probably a good idea to start by showing an overhead view of the drums and the stick patterns

If you start with your left hand on the snare and your right hand on the third tom, and proceed as if playing eighth note triplets, left hand leading, you should get a snare rhythm as follows:

I suppose I could write the whole pattern out, toms and all, but then it wouldn't be a teaser, would it ...?