Ah, the snare. My old nemesis. It took me eight freakin' months to get this sound down. Eight! It's supposed to be one of the easy sounds! Eight months! Ah well, I've explained it nice and easy so hopefully it won't take you guys quite as long.
To make the sound:
1 - It's similar to saying the word "poof" without the "oo"
2 - Once you have this "pf" vocalisation, simply experiment with your lips - generally the tighter they are, the higher the snare is
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