How To Play The Rosanna Shuffle – In 3 StepsNate Brown
The Rosanna Shuffle is one of the most iconic drum beats of all time. The groove was played by Jeff Porcaro in the song “Rosanna” by Toto.
Porcaro explained that his groove was derived from Bernard Purdie’s “Purdie Shuffle,” John Bonham’s beat from “Fool in the Rain” and the famous Bo Diddley beat. This groove is notoriously difficult to play. However, if you think of the groove in terms of the following three steps, it is much easier to comprehend and learn.