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.

Called Out In The Dark – Snow Patrol

Play this solid, driving groove from the song Called Out In The Dark by Snow Patrol.

Timed Ribbons

Learn the drum beat titled, Timed Ribbons.

Timed Races

Learn the drum beat titled, Timed Races.

Jim Payne – Section 19, Beat 3

Learn the drum beat titled, Jim Payne - Section 19, Beat 3.

Jim Payne – Section 3, Beat 3

Learn the drum beat titled, Jim Payne - Section 3, Beat 3.

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