Walk – Pantera – Chorus

"Walk" is a popular, hard rocking single from Panera's sixth album, Vulgar Display of Power (1992).

Hesitated Sixteenths

The rests in this funky groove give it a hesitated feel. The second bar gives the impression of odd timing as the backbeat displaces. Be sure to use alternating sticking on the hi-hat.

Rasputin – Boney M

"Rasputin" was a world-wide hit for euro-disco group Bony M, and the second hit-single from their Nightlight to Venus album (1978).

Linear Funk Rock

This linear groove uses the ride bell to accent the syncopation. The suggested tempo is 120 bpm, but this groove also sounds cool at slower (or faster) tempos.

Thriller – Michael Jackson – Main Groove

While the drum track to Thriller is a programmed track played by a drum machine, this groove is still a fun groove to play on an acoustic kit.

Accenting the Middle Note in Compound Meter

In compound meters*, the middle-note in each set of three notes is often neglected—overshadowed by the outer notes. In this beat, the middle note is featured, echoing the dotted-quarter-note pulse.

Pokemon – Drum Intro

Learn the explosive drum intro to the theme song from the most recent craze to hit the streets: Pokemon!

Grooving Sixteenth Rock with Funky Rolls

This rock groove plays alternating sixteenth notes between the ride bell and hi-hat. The snare remains on the classic beats 2 and 4 while the hands do the embellishing.

Messed Up Flam Tap Groove

This wicked groove breaks a pseudo-flam-tap pattern up across the ride bell, toms and snare.

Blended Paradiddle Groove

This groove blends both the double paradiddle and the single paradiddle into a crazy sounding drum beat based in common time.

Rockin’ Odd-Time Drum Beat

This rock flavored beat is phrased in 3/4 time. The open hi-hats add an up-beat, syncopated layer to the groove.

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.

20th Century Fox Fanfare

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

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.

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