Learn to play Duality by Slipknot on Drums
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Follow our step by step breakdown of Duality to listen to every part and learn how to play it yourself. Want to take your skills even further? Download the Melodics app where you can access hundreds of lessons, track every hit and measure your improvement.
Known for their intense and aggressive metal sound, Slipknot's "Duality" showcases their drummer's incredible speed, precision, and power. As a member of a band famous for wearing masks, the drummer's distinctive playing style is a crucial component of Slipknot's heavy and chaotic sound.
Intro to Slipknot's Groove
Enter with the kick in bar 8 of the intro. Move to the toms, and build up for the last 4 bars, before playing 1/16 notes on the snare using alternating hands. Move into the main groove, following the guitar riff with the kick. Play the 3 bar repeating pattern four times here, finishing with a snare flam.
Loop and repeat on practice mode!
Dive into the Verse of Duality
Pick up from the crash where you left off, heading into a 4 bar repeating pattern on the open hi-hat for the verse. Use the sticking L - R - L to play the 1/16 note snare rhythm in bar 4. After four repeats, use alternating hands to play the snare fill, and watch for the kicks.
Break down Slipknot's iconic Chorus
Follow the guitar riff with the kick while riding on the crash for the first 2 bars of the chorus. Play the toms, then a snare flam to lead into the main groove. Play 1/4 notes on the open hi-hat, and watch for the anticipated crashes. Finish with a fill on the snare using alternating hands.
Wrap up the heavy-hitting Duality rhythm.
Return to the 3 bar repeating riff from the intro, and play it twice here to finish the song.
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- Slipknot's Duality is a great song for intermediate and advanced drummers to play. Download Melodics to break down the song and play other lessons and songs for all skill levels.
- Speed and endurance for the aggressive and fast-paced sections, precise and powerful use of double bass drumming and blast beats, ability to switch between different time signatures and maintain intensity throughout the song.
- 144 bpm
- E minor
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