Breaking Up #33
Many drummers have experience with the famous pattern #33 in the Stick Control book. When you apply it to the drum set, splitting it between the hi-hat and snare, it creates a great groove. However, breaking the pattern up into smaller chunks or beginning the pattern in unusual places opens up many opportunities for creative, great-sounding beats.
Here's the common application of the Stick Control pattern #33 on the drum set:
I've included 3 examples below that break the pattern up. The fourth measure is left blank for you to explore your own ideas.