The cross stick is a drumming technique which spans all musical genres. From Philly Joe Jones laying down the “4” with Miles Davis, to Brad Wilk breaking things down with Rage Against the Machine, the cross stick is the universal alternative to the snare drum back beat.
Here he is playing some cross stick on Erykah’s track, “On & On”.
Today’s loop is my hat tip to Poogie. Sixteenth notes on the hi hat, some ‘sugarfoot’ on the bass drum and plenty of cross stick.
Download the Logic session here. (47MB)
Get the .wav file here. (with guitar)
Get the .wav file here. (drums only)