The above grooves have the tom notated as a high tom, but any tom (or even a cymbal) can be used. Explore with what sounds best to you. This technique of playing the tom on the backbeat and the snare on the "e" can be applied to any of your drum beats. Try it out on your favorite beat. If you come up with something cool, please share it with us in the comments below! Check back tomorrow on OnlineDrummer.com for Steve Ley's Tuesday drum beat with audio.