Playing Rim Shots

by Choko
(New Zealand)

Hi there,

I would just like to ask one thing. Every time you hit the snare, does it always have to be a rim shot?

thanks

ANSWER

Hi, Choko--

Absolutely Not. Use rim shots for special effects and accents. There are some kinds of music, like some blues where rim shots are predominately used.
Normally, though, unless your band requires a constant very heavy back beat, just use them for effects.

Lynne

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