Latest Drum Beats

Final Masquerade – Linkin Park – Intro

This two measure pattern was played (with variations) in the intro and verse sections of the song. The open hi-hat notes at the end of second measure blend together, swelling into the crash cymbal hit played at the beginning of the third measure (not notated). You can get the note-for-note Drum Sheet Music and multi-speed Drums Only Audio pack here.

Beat It – Michael Jackson

Jeff Porcaro played this driving groove throughout the song with only minor variations. The drum machine and overdubbed ride part helped fill out the sound. Get the full Sheet Music...

The Way I Am – Eminem

In this looped 4 bar sequence, the bass drum accents the 16th notes preceding beats 1 and 3 - known as 'anticipating the beat'. The hi-hat and kick notes form...

Blast Beat Variations

Blast beats have evolved over the 30 years to form the basis of a highly technical branch of drumming usually associated with extreme metal music. Four common variations are outlined...

Knights of Cydonia – Muse

Muse drummer, Dom Howard, breaks into this galloping groove immediately after the 'western' style introduction to the song. Played from 0:49 - 2:32, the persistent dotted 8th/16th pattern played on...