This is an Afro-Cuban rhythm called 'Mozambique.' It was made famous around the world by Steve Gadd. Also - I got that 'Black Beauty' today (just had to do it) -- mounted it to the bass drum... for now. It's a straight-ahead heavy cowbell... perfect for that monotone drone-tone.
Attempted some Bonham triplet stuff today. Going to add these things to shuffle studies.
I splurged a little for this 'LP ES7 Timbale Bell' -- Of course, I had to hear what it sounds like with my recording set-up first thing. lol. It's buried behind the toms (mounted to the kick). I can already hear (and feel) it will have to be moved further to the open position of the kit. Thinking I might get a more 'simple' bell for the bass drum mount in the future (... when 2 bells are being played - the contrast is enough - I think -- and something like a 'Black Beauty' may be more versatile for rock stuff). --- On a side note -- I can feel my 'rimshot experiments' settling down a bit... beginning to understand the formula between velocity and power. That being said -- I think it will always be fun to get funky and wild with the snare.
I picked this groove up a couple days ago -- It seems to lend itself naturally to beginning fills on the offbeats (e's and a's) with the left hand. I'm calling it 'Black Beauty' because I came across it watching a demo of a Black Beauty Cowbell. lol.
Began studying drums in February 2018. Loving every minute of it!.