Slipknot's Psychosocial was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 and is one of their most popular songs to date. This repeated two-measure phrase heard in the bridge section (2:44) features the guitars and snare drum being played in rhythmic unison. A similar rhythmic pattern is used in the outro, about which percussionist, Shawn Crahan, said " [the song] is capped off with a time-signature shattering guitar/drum breakdown that will leave the best air-instrumentalists stumped".

Homer Steinwiss played this fun, up-beat soul groove throughout most of the song. The lightly swung off-beat eighth notes played on the bass drum give the groove a nice bounce. The 2/2 time signature suggests that the pulse be felt on the first and third beats of the measure (when played at full speed).

Dave Lombardo's drum break preceeding the final chorus in Slayer's 'Angel of Death' is one of the most revered moments in heavy metal music (4:23). 6 evenly spaced flams we played on the toms over a rapid 16th note roll played with the bass drums. The two measure lead in has been included to give the fill context. Which voicing do you prefer?

Learn the drum beat from the theme of the classic 80s hit TV show Knight Rider.

There are two principles that apply to the voicing of this beat. Which voicing do you prefer?

Enjoy this simple Rumba beat for the drum set.

This simple 6 measure drum loop underpinned Outkast's 2003 hit, Hey Ya. It features a quirky half-measure (2/4) in the 4th bar of the phrase, creating an unusual resolution.

Blast beats have evolved over the 30 years to form the basis of a highly technical branch of drumming usually associated with extreme metal music. Four common variations are outlined above, which should be performed in the tempo range of 200 to 275 BPM.

This is the grooving, yet simple, drum beat from All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor.

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

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

This catchy drum beat drives Soul Sister by Lady Antebellum.

This drum beat is used in the song "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons.

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

This groove is the main groove behind Katy Perrys Billboard hit Wide Awake.


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