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Cool Intermediate Drum Beats on the Toms

Learn a cracking four-measure drum beat on the toms. The groove is aimed at intermediate level drummers who are looking to spice up their tom grooves with this musical orchestration that sits on a basic four on the floor pulse.

Rock Ride & Tom Build – 6 Beats

Starting with a straightforward rock groove, each beat builds from the previous. The first grooves are easier and grow with complexity. The audio example plays each groove 4 times before moving on.
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This Groove’s Got Groove

Learn a "cracking" little groove using a five-note sticking pattern (RLRRL) along with a six-note (RLRRLL) played between the snare and floor tom.

Rhythm Builder: How Far Can You Go?

Starting with a simple rhythm on the snare drum, this exercise gradually builds throughout each measure. In the audio demonstration, each example is played 4 times before moving on.
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Another Epic Tom Groove

This tom groove consists of single-stroke sixteenth notes with accents between the floor, high tom, and hi-hats. The kick maintains a four-on-the-floor pulse creating a nice interplay with the accents.
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Tom Groove – Should I Stay or Should I Go

This lesson explores the tom groove used in Should I Stay or Should I Go, including some ideas for re-orchestrating the rhythm around the cymbals.
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Funky Drum Beat On The Toms – Intermediate

This lesson explores a funky drum beat on the toms. Aimed at intermediate-level drummers, the groove consists of a single stroke sticking around the kit with some choked hi-hat stabs, sixteenth-note triplets, and some thirty-second notes.
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Cool Drum Beat On The Toms – Beginners to Intermediate

This week we're building a groove with the classic four-on-the-floor pulse.
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Rock, Pop Triplet Drum Beat On The Toms For Beginners

Learn a sweet little tom groove for beginner drummers. The beat sounds much more complicated than it is to play.
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Hard Times – Tom Groove

This lesson explores the main tom groove used in the song Hard Times by Paramore and introduces an off-beat hi-hat foot technique.
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Three Levels of Dynamics with Castle on the Hill

Learn the main tom groove used in the chorus of Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran.

We Are – Karnivool

"We Are" is the lead single from progressive rock band Karnivool's third album, Asymmetry (2013).
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EPIC POP-ROCK DRUM BEAT ON THE TOMS

This week's lesson takes it to the toms with a fun, pop-rock-sounding drum beat. The kick pumps away on each quarter note while the hands move around the kit with some syncopated tom work.
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Creativity on the Toms

Learn some exercises and techniques to get the most out of your toms.

Atavachron – Allan Holdsworth Style

"Atavachron" is the title track from Allan Holdsworth's classic fusion album, released in 1986. It was his first album which featured the SynthAxe — a guitar-like MIDI controller.

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