Your Go-To Shuffle Drum BeatNate Brown
This shuffle pattern can be applied in many different ways to create great shuffle beats. Throw this pattern in your go-to bag-o-beats and be prepared for the "Give me a shuffle" requests.
On paper, this groove might look difficult. It might even sound difficult to play, but when broken down you’ll realize that it isn’t very hard to play at all.
Ex’s and Oh’s – Elle King (notation by Steve Ley):
This shuffle pattern can be re-orchestrated around the kit to create a lot of different grooves. Once you’re comfortable with the feel of the pattern, your options are almost limitless. I’ve included a few re-orchestrated examples below (as demonstrated in the video lesson):
Don’t stop here. Experiment with your own ideas around the kit. Have some fun with it, and if you come up with anything that you really like, share it with us. We enjoy hearing from you.
Check back tomorrow for Steve Ley’s drum beat of the week and throughout the rest of the week for more drumming inspiration. Keep drumming!