This is a cool idea for a drum fill or a groove played around the kit using sextuplets. It has you crossing your hands over each other, so it looks pretty sweet too. It has a clear pulse to it, so it also works great as a 4/4 groove. Finally we are going to add open and closed hi hats with the left foot as explained in Nate Brown's video lesson -'Make it Splash'.
This sheet music accompanies Alex Ribchester's video lesson, A Cool Tom Groove & Fill.
This is a nice little idea in with a tribal feel to it. It sounds cool and comes to life when you add the kick drum on the quater notes. There are snippets of polyrhythms going on at times, which makes the groove a little more challenging. The first thing you want to do is get the hand pattern down. Feel free to move the sticking pattern around the kit, as I am sure it will sound cool when used with more toms. For more advanced players, try applying a samba rhythm with the feet underneath the hand pattern.
This sheet music accompanies Alex Ribchester's video drum lesson with the same title.