Last Hope – Paramore

Last Hope is a dynamic, mid-paced tune on Paramore's self-titled album, released in 2013.

Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake's latest hit single "Can't Stop the Feeling" was released in May 2016 and entered the Billboard charts near the top.

Playing with the Ride – Drum Beat

Combining a touch of funky ride and a solid rock bass, this beat is a great fusion of styles with a unique sound.

Mission Impossible Theme

The classic theme from the 1960s TV series "Mission: Impossible" was composed by Lalo Schifrin, who jokingly said that it was written for people with five legs.

Syncopated Bass in a Rock Shuffle

Enjoy this 2-bar groove that lays down some syncopated bass and ghosted snare strokes for flair.

Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes – Fall Out Boy

Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes is the opening track from Fall Out Boy's 2008 album "Folie à Deux" (madness shared by two) – the last album recorded before the band's four-year hiatus.

Hotel California – The Eagles

"Hotel California" is the Eagles best-known song and the title track from their fifth album of the same name (released in 1977). The song features drummer, Don Henley, singing lead vocals as well as two highly acclaimed solos by guitarists Don Felder and Joe Walsh. Hotel California won the Grammy for 'Record of the Year' in 1978.

Hi-hat Technique from Sultans of Swing

This upbeat rock beat uses an open hi-hat technique to lift the second bar of the repeat.

Holy Wars – Megadeth – Intro

Holy Wars was the opening track on Megadeth's fourth album, Rust in Peace (1990) and the first Megadeth album featuring Nick Menza on drums.

Overkill – Motörhead

Overkill is the title track on Motörhead's second album (1979). The song is notable for drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor's relentless sixteenth-note double bass ostinato which inspired a generation of hard rock and metal drummers.

Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

"Genie in a Bottle" was the lead single on Christina Aguilera's self-titled debut album (1999). Its worldwide success made the young songstress a household name.

20th Century Fox Fanfare

The instantly recognizable drum intro for the 20th Century Fox fanfare has been psyching-up movie-goers since the 1930s.

Trailing Triplets – Why Worry – Dire Straits

'Why Worry' is the mid-album ballad on Dire Straits' double-grammy winning album, Brothers in Arms (1985). A shaker/wood-block maintain and color the time through the first two-thirds of the song, before Omar Hakim launches into the dynamic drum part in the concluding instrumental section (starting 6 minutes in).

Disco Hats – Drum Beat

Learn this disco-esque drum beat that borrows some of the hi-hat techniques and snare pattern used in the song Le Freak by Chic.

When Doves Cry – Prince

"When Doves Cry" dominated the US charts when it was released in 1984 and has endured as a fan-favourite for the last three decades. Prince played all of the instruments on the song, including programming the distinctive drum track on a Linn drum machine. He made the unconventional decision to not include bass guitar accompaniment in the song, instead allowing the bass drum and toms to occupy the low-frequency range.


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