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Here’s a nice little pattern I’ve been experimenting with lately, it’s broken 16th pattern(1ean) with a busy ghosting pattern on the left. You can play it straight as well and try different phrases with the kick.
This is an exercise that I came up with to warm up the hands before a gig and also to help develop single stroke speed. A ruff is a short single stroke roll and this one uses the 5 stroke version. You can really utilise these on the kit in fills etc once you get […]
The ability to play soft notes in-between accented snare beats is a crucial technique for any drummer to master. Here is one of the first lessons I show my students to develop this. It’s important to keep the left hand very low whilst playing the ghost notes and snap the stick from a greater height when playing […]adding ghost notes to a rock beat, ghost notes on the snare lesson
Valerie by Amy Winehouse. This is fun little bounce along groove. Listen to the kick part on this groove, it’s such a common rhythm and dates way back to the ‘Charlston’ rhythm of the 20’s and was then made famous by Bo Diddley in classics such as ‘Hey Bo Diddly’ and has been used in […]Valerie Amy Winehouse Drum Groove
Here’s a little idea I’ve been playing around with for ages, so long I can’t even remember where I got the idea from! We take a rhythm and layer it between 2 voices as you can see in the notation. This creates a real thick sounding groove. Once you get the basic idea down try […]Layered drum groove
This is a great groove off Jazz trumpeter Nicholas Payton’s album Payton’s Place. I love playing grooves like these where the beat shifts away from the backbeat while keeping a steady 8th note pulse on the Ride Cymbal. It’s a 2 bar pattern and it can be easy to get lost when you first play […]boogaloo drums