Learn to play the rhythm section on "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. In this rhythm section lesson, Dylan Wissing (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Drake) and Antar Goodwin (Sting, Patty Smyth, 9 Days) explore how to create the sound of this smash record in a live environment by emulating the drum part originally created on a drum machine and the bass part first created on a synthesizer and they offer great playing techniques.Be sure to check out our other rhythm section tutorials at Music School Online to learn the fundamentals of how playing the drums and the bass together creates and locks in the beat, sets the tempo of the song, and gets the audience on their feet. These lessons are a must for those of you in a band or aspiring to be. Learn how to create a rhythm section.
Imitating Synths & Drum Machines