This song features a programmed drum part, so the challenge is to lock in with the track and make it feel good.
Spend some time working on the quick double beat on the bass drum, starting slowly and gradually increasing the tempo up to 84 bpm.
This is a reggae inspired song with some great drum part changes. It sounds like it could belong on a record by The Police.
We jump straight in to the first verse with a repetitive hi hat pattern, before launching into a bouncy half time feel.
There are plenty of fills in this song, most of which are not notated on the chart, so you can create your own. Start with simple fills, then try listening and learning some of the recorded fills.
This is a great beginner song, and one that I've been teaching for many years.
There is a set groove for each section - intro, verse and chorus.
There are no fills, which makes it an ideal song for learning how to groove while changing between different rock beats.
'Yellow' uses grooves from Lessons 2 & 3, with the addition of open hi hats (Lesson 6) in the verses.