Linear Funk RockNate Brown
This linear groove uses the ride bell to accent the syncopation. The suggested tempo is 120 bpm, but this groove also sounds cool at slower (or faster) tempos.
Linear grooves are easy to read and fun to play. In a linear drum beat, no two drums hit at the same time. Because of this, linear grooves often have unique and difficult-sounding cymbal patterns.
After learning this groove, have fun writing out and exploring your own linear ideas.