This is a great sounding drum beat, which for me, has elements of Hip Hop and a bit of Funk. The groove is a basic kick and snare rhythm, with the right hand playing solid 16th notes. Mid way through the beat, we are going to bring the left hand up to the hi hat to provide us with some 32nd notes. On the 'a' of beat 2, we are going to play two 32nd notes on the kick drum. The drum fill is a simple RLRLKK played twice, followed by four 32nd notes on the snare. This fill also works as a full measure 16th note pattern.
This lesson accompanies Alex Ribchester's video drum lesson titled "Sweet Beat and Lick."
This is a funky little groove playing 16th notes between the hi hat and snare, with the bass drum landing on beat 1 and the '&' of beat 3. Notes played on the hats should be heavily accented to ensure that they cut through. The snare should be accented on the usual, beats 2 and 4. You can make it your own by playing more kick drums with open hi hats..... its quite fun.
This sheet music accompanies Alex Ribchester's video drum lesson titled "Getting More From The Basics."