Sticky Stickings: How To Play “Animals” By Muse

how to play animals on drums’s Nate Brown demonstrates Dominic Howard’s creative groove pattern for the song “Animals,” from Muse’s latest album The 2nd Law. In this section, Howard plays a polyrhythmic pattern with cymbal crashes falling on every other beat of the 5/4 pattern, creating a four-measure cycle. In his video lesson, Brown shows us two alternate stickings you can use to play this passage – one more challenging than the other.