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.