Watch the Purple: 3 online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Guitar Cubed
The drums and bass map out a funky, behind the beat eight bar sequence that splits the changes up into four even bars. Specific to the drums is a four bar loop that puts forth some cool 16th note syncopations in the kick drum pattern as seen in the Power Tab chart. The pattern is given breathing room by the bass as opposed to the bass line jumping all over those hits trying to create a clever statement. Basically, Purple is all about boundaries. So much so there’s enough room for nuances like the opening of a hi-hat to be heard and used for all kinds of elements to build Guitars 1 & 2 off of.