Cameron Fleury – Vlog 3 – The Skank Beat

Cameron Fleury – Vlog 3 – The Skank Beat

This video demonstrates the skank beat. It’s derived from the punk and thrash metal genre and is most commonly played as a drum beat in extreme metal. In a skank beat, the drummer plays the right hand and bass drum in accordance with each other. It’s basically a faster and harder hitting 2/4 polka beat.

There are a few different variations you can play the skank beat, and I exhibit a couple of these in this video. If you’d like to hear the skank beat played in musical context, I’d suggest checking out the all mighty Slayer. Have fun with this one and rock on!

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