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How To Play The Bridge In “First Date” By Blink-182

Aaron Edgar  /  UPDATED Jan 25, 2023

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Aaron Edgar is BACK to teach another lick off a famous tune. This time? Blink 182’s “First Date” from their 2001 album! Today we’re going to be focusing on the syncopated hi-hat groove in the bridge section. We recommend tackling this groove at 80 to 100bpm first, then slowly bumping it up until you reach the album tempo – 192 bpm!

Jared Falk is a lifelong drummer, drum teacher, and the co-founder of Drumeo. For over 18 years, Jared has been a leader in the online music education industry, publishing his first online video lessons in 2003 and founding Musora in 2005.

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