Below is a phrase that, although not a direct transcription of his playing, I think captures a characteristic of the 'Tain' phrasing. It's a variation of the triplet paradiddle-diddle played as a 3 beat phrase with rolling triplets that move over the bar line.
- Firstly, work through the phrase slowly, until it feels comfortable in your hands. Try and 'ghost' the snare and kick, with the the ride cymbal as the most prominent voice.
- Next, play the phrase as a 4 bar loop between the ride cymbal and snare drum and repeat.
- Now work through the different orchestrations of the phrase: Numbers 1 through 5.