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  • Writer's picturePedro Horta

Yogi Horton Drum Lesson Funk/R&B

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

In this iconic ’80s video, the late drummer Yogi Horton takes us through the evolution of all our favorite classic rock, funk and R&B grooves. Depending on the style they were trying to emulate, the best studio drummers always knew “where the beats were falling...thinking about where [their] body was gonna be”, even linking them to the dance moves of the time! Watch how Yogi takes out all the "+"s in the hi-hat, playing only the quarters, in a masterful interpretation of Harvey Mason's "Chameleon" from Herbie Hancock's 1973 Head Hunters album, starting at 27:51...

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