Rockin’ Odd-Time Drum BeatNate Brown
This rock flavored beat is phrased in 3/4 time. The open hi-hats add an up-beat, syncopated layer to the groove.
Alternate your sticks for the last two strokes of the first bar. This will allow the open hi-hat to stand out more. The groove is in 3/4 time, which may feel odd at first. If you pay close attention to bringing out the backbeat on beat 2 of each bar, it may help you keep your place.
The groove is marked as 130bpm, but it also sounds great at slower (or faster) speeds. Start slowly, and work your way up to speed.