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Is it a Rim Shot? Or a Sting?!

Ya know that ba-dum-cchhh that often punctuates a bad joke or a pun? What’s that called?

It’s called a sting.

A young percussionist we know describes it as two snare drum hits and a cymbal crash. Some people know it as a rim shot…and in fact, one of those drum hits may actually be a rim shot. But it’s only one component. When those three strikes are combined, it becomes a “Sting.”

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