2/4 Drum Beats

Car Radio – Twenty One Pilots – Main Groove

This is the main beat that features in Twenty One Pilots' hit single 'Car Radio'. Drummer, Josh Dun drives the half-time feel with a solid bass and snare drum part while playing a skipping hi-hat pattern over the top.

Epic – Faith No More – Intro

This beat was used in the intro to Faith No More's breakout song, Epic. After a 10 year hiatus, the band reformed in 2009 and has recently released their seventh studio album, Sol Invictus.

Which Voicing #1 – R U Mine

This groove was featured in Arctic Monkey's hit, R U Mine. Which voicing do you prefer?


Enjoy this simple Rumba beat for the drum set.

Double-time Beat

Double-time beats are used in punk and heavy metal music to add intensity to a song.

And Justice For All – Metallica – Pre-Verse

In this part of the song, leading up to the verses, Lars played the drums in rhythmic unison with the guitar riff. He used X-Hats on the right hand side of his kit to achieve full-power strokes on the toms.

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 the rhythmic blueprint for Eminem's phrasing.

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 the bass drum with off-beat 8ths on the hi-hat creates a driving, hypnotic rhythm.

Come Together – The Beatles – Intro

In this distinctive groove, the left hand leads the tom fill while the right hand moves clockwise to play the mid and floor toms.

Super Bon Bon – Soul Coughing

The main drum beat from Super Bon Bon by Soul Coughing.

Cemetery Drive – Intro Drum Beat

The intro drum beat from Cemetery Drive by My Chemical Romance.

Soul Sister – Lady Marmalade

This catchy drum beat drives Soul Sister by Lady Antebellum.

Whistle – Flo Rida

The main drum beat for Whistle by Flo Rida.

Inhaler – Foals – Drum Beat

This drum beat is from Inhaler by Foals

Shimmer – Fuel – Drum Beat

This is a drum beat pulled from the hit song, "Shimmer" by Fuel.