The doubles on the bass drum remain as standard. This sticking is not played in 16th note triplets though. I play it in 32nd notes, which makes it oh so very gospel chops. Fill number two is just a variation but introduces the method of. 527 Downloads Furthermore, here are some funny videos about gospel chops by Jerohn Garnett: Part 1: m/watch? valLc4UagbCk Part 2: m/watch? vUzqmjLB27Cw Part 3: m/watch? vFRLN kZR_B3o Part 4: m/watch? vYxvjpkqtYSI Part 5: m/watch? vWCR3rS-ENqQ Part 6: m/watch? Step 5: Mixing them up Bam, youre done! You successfully built up a vocabulary with 54 patterns in total. Well done! Now its time to mix up the patterns and spread them around the kit to create amazing gospel chops. You wont have time to think about how to play them when you get to the later exercises. Step 2: Doubling up the hands. Now that youve internalized all the patterns, were going to double up the hands. Doubles between hands and kick 3. 3 on your hands, 1 on the kick 4. Triplet based double on snare and 1 on kick and vice versa. Make sure to practice these patterns on their own, slowly and with a metronome. Keep the ghost notes nice and soft, and the accents lound. Have a go at doubling the kick drum for an extra challenge. Step 3: Doubling up the foot. Those of you who are not used to quick footwork might have some troubles playing these exercises at a faster tempo. Some of these patterns might not be playable with just one foot anyway for example B3.4 or D3.6 because you. Rather than the normal (look at these as triplets) snare-snare-snare tom-tom-tom triplet pattern, the "gospel chop" way of doing this would be foot-bell-snare foot-snare-bell. You would continue to loop that pattern. They spice it up by adding accents, too. Make sure you get clean and even strokes with your foot! Step 4: Doubling up hands and feet. This is the final step. Were going to double up the hands and feet. Again: For the patterns of section B4 I would recommend practising them at. Gospel chops! What is Gospel chops? Before you start reading this article please do yourself a favor and watch this video. Its Chris Coleman explaining what Gospel chops are, where they come from and why the term gospel chops is actually complete nonsense. It is important that you make sure to get the transition from 1/16th to 1/32nd notes as clean as possible, otherwise your chops will be sloppy. And thats something we dont want. We want it clean! The focus on playing the hands on the hi-hat remains as does the back-beat on the snare to maintain the groove. Slightly harder to get the hang of but doesnt sound quite as predictable as the first fill. Understand? It's difficult explaining this without playing it or you seeing it in a video. The secret is to just have great coordination and placement. Coordinating your hands, muscles, and mind to not just play what sounds normal - because the "gospel chop" fills are. I split the lesson into two main fills. The first deals with the now standard sticking of RLRLFF except this time were using the hands primarily on the hi-hat. A key thing to note, however, is the back-beat on the snare with the right hand.