Echoing the Rhythm

This 'Bo Diddly' inspired beat uses the same bass and snare drum rhythm in both measures. However in the first measure, the accents on the hi-hat fall with the bass drum. In the second measure, the hi-hat accents 'echo' the bass drum pattern. This variation creates a more interesting sounding rhythm without altering its essence.

Have Some E Ands

This groove uses a funky, syncopated sixteenth note ostinato on the hi-hat.

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.

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.

Syncopated Hi-Hat and Bass Drum – Drum Beat

We borrowed a technique used by Rodney Holmes in the Santana song Smooth to create this syncopated groove.

Linear Funk Drum Beat

This slick funk groove is a linear pattern broken up between the toms, snare and bass drum.

Funk Rock Fusion – Drum Beat

This fusion drum beat conceals the one with multiple layers including the open hi-hat, bass drum and slick rim knock pattern.

Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay

This two-measure groove propels Coldplay's latest hit 'Adventure of a Lifetime' (2015).

F.T.B. – Robert Glasper – Beat

This microscopically complex beat played by Damion Reid, sets the tone for Robert Glasper's tune "F.T.B." It features rapid 32nd note paradiddle-diddles played between the hi-hat and snare (beginning on the 'e' of beats 2 and 4). Meanwhile, the bass drum anchors the feel – sounding on beats 1 and 3. The drum part evolves organically throughout the piece while maintaining a relaxed vibe.

Super Bon Bon – Soul Coughing

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

Soul Sister – Lady Marmalade

This catchy drum beat drives Soul Sister by Lady Antebellum.

Papas Got a Brand New Bag

The foundational groove from the James Brown classic "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"

Love Rollercoaster – Drum Beat

Take a step back into the 70s with this classic soul groove.

Boom Boom Boom

Learn to play this Boom Boom Boom half-time feel drum beat.

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