Megadeth – Nick Menza Rust In Peace drum Grooves


This month we talk about Rust in Peace, Megadeth’s first album with Nick Menza on drums, released in 1990. Let’s start by practicing on a figure that often recurs in the album; outro of Take No Prisoners, intro of Rust in Peace and also in the initial section of Holy Wars, where we will play it starting on the upbeat of 3. This figure is composed by two sixteenths played with hands over a basic 16th bassdrums roll. We move on the solo section of Holy Wars, where we find a groove with snare on the beat and bass drum on the upbeat. On the fourth movement of the third measure and in the second and third movement of the fourth measure of guitar riff we must add the second sixteenth with the other feet. Personally I found it more comfortable to hold the right on the third sixteenth and add the left one in the way I’m going to show You. Now, let’s practice on a 16th sextuplet divided among four hands and two feet; figure that we will find in the central section of Take No Prisoners, song that also includes 160 Bpm double bass drumming.

27 thoughts on “Megadeth – Nick Menza Rust In Peace drum Grooves

  1. thank you for uploading new video as always fantastic playing great 16 note practice . I enjoy watching you play btw the rude paiste sound amazing aswell as the drums thank you again Maurice .

  2. thank you for uploading new video as always fantastic playing great 16 note practice . I enjoy watching you play btw the rude paiste sound amazing aswell as the drums thank you again Maurice .

  3. terzine di ottavi nella campana e terzine di ottavi di doppio pedale 2/4 rullante questo è rust in peace tutta in battere

  4. drumming very good, but a bit slow… but I'm enjoy it to watch your video. Grtz from Holland, Netherlands! (nice drumkit)

  5. Nick è stato un istituzione nel thrash metal… Ha rivoluzionato il modo di intendere la batteria… Lui Lombardo Vinnie Paul, e molti altri…

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