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 above, which should performed in the tempo range of 200 to 275 BPM.
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Steve Gadd's distinctive linear groove introduces the song and underpins verses in this classic track, recorded in 1975.
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...
In this distinctive groove, the left hand leads the tom fill while the right hand moves clockwise to play the mid and floor toms.
This funky, syncopated two-measure loop was programmed to play throughout the entire song.
This groove applies the 3-2 clave on the snare with some syncopated powerful bass strokes to make it rock.
This is the classic groove that makes Jump Around by House of Pain jam.
This is the grooving, yet simple, drum beat from All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor.