Alice In Chains : No Excuses

Sean Kinney's exciting and technically vibrant beat on "No Excuses" is one of Alice In Chains' most enjoyable songs to play along to.

No Excuses - drum intro

No Excuses - drum intro

The real fun here is in the syncopation. Sean's use of toms and rolls on the hi hats, combined with some bright accents on the 7" and 8" splash make this a challenge both mentally and technically but once you have a feel for where the hands need to move, playing the song becomes almost as much a dance as it does a colourful rhythm.