This Monday lesson takes a shot at the Rock Shuffle, a technique used in many hit songs including Morrison Hotel by The Doors, The Wanderer by Dion, Heartache Tonight by The Eagles and So What by Pink to name a few.
This week, we take a look at Tré Cool's rock shuffle from Holiday. The groove rides the low tom lead into the final chorus, while the shuffle in the chorus is completed with the bass drum and snare. Learning this piece is a great start to ramping up your rock shuffle skills.
Six shuffle beats and fills to satisfy any of your shuffle urges. The examples are arranged from simplest to most complex. Feel free to interchange the drum beats, and explore how each beat brings a different transition and feel to the drum fill.