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These grooves use the snare drum to carry the beat. Accents, rimshots, and diddle strokes add dynamics and articulation to bring the grooves to life.
Each of the fills below share a basic, accented sixteenth-note pattern. Accents are played every third sixteenth note. In fills 1 through 3, the accents begin on beat 1. Fills 4 through 6 begin the accent pattern on the "&" of beat 1.
Learn the main tom groove used in the chorus of Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran.
In compound meters*, the middle-note in each set of three notes is often neglected—overshadowed by the outer notes. In this beat, the middle note is featured, echoing the dotted-quarter-note pulse.
This rhythm is featured in the pre-chorus sections of Bastille's 2013 hit, Pompeii.
For this week's lesson, we have got a cool 32nd note drum fill comprised of two sweet licks. The fist pattern is an idea I got from a gospel chops video, followed by another cool solid 16th note idea.
In this week's lesson we have got a nice little exercise for those of you looking to practice and play accents on the hi hat. We will start off with a basic 16th note drum beat and shift the accent along by a single 16th note every other bar. This is a great way for training your weaker hand to play dynamically and independently.
Alex brings us some accented hi-hat patterns to put a little spice on your sixteenth-note hi-hat beats. Be sure to check out the accompanying video lesson for video explanations and samples.
In this weeks lesson we have got a cool sounding groove using single stroke 16th notes played on the snare with some nice accents being played with an open hi-hat and a kick to spice it up a bit. Enjoy
This snare drum solo gives your sixteenth-note and eighth-note patterns a workout with an emphasis on dynamics to bring this piece to life.
This lesson accompanies Nate Brown's video drum lesson teaching an excerpt from Steve Ley's full drum sheet music for Pompeii – Bastille. Learn the second pre chorus's very recognizable drum part, including some great Bo Diddley snare grooves.
This sheet excerpt accompanies Nate Brown's video lesson teaching the pre-chorus in the hit Pompeii. Also learn some ways to explore this groove around the kit.
In this week's lesson we have got a tough 32nd note drum fill for intermediate and advanced players. The fill consists of lots of ghosted double strokes, heavy accents and some quick kick drums. It works well with most 4/4 grooves and sounds great when played at a fast tempo.
This lesson explores some ways to expand basic accented patterns to create colorful drum fills.
In this weeks lesson we have got a sweet 16th note drum fill or groove idea using single strokes around the kit and on the hi hat. With the use of some well placed accents and ghost notes you can turn a simple pattern in to a really effective, fun drum fill or beat. Enjoy