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Basic Grooves #2

Basic Grooves #2

You're off to a great start with the 4 basic grooves you learned in the first lesson. In this lesson you will learn 4 new beginner grooves that have a "syncopated" rhythm in the Bass Drum. This means there is emphasis off the beat, so you will play the Bass Drum when you count "and".

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1/8th Note Grooves #1

1/8th Note Grooves #1

Welcome to one of the most important lessons on the entire site! If you only completed this one lesson on 1/8th note grooves and nothing else, you would already have what it takes to play a countless number of songs. These 24 groove patterns are literally the foundation of most modern music on the drums.

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1/8th Note Grooves #6

1/8th Note Grooves #6

In 4/4 time, there are eight 1/8th notes in each bar. The backbeat helps us to hear all 4 beats, but what if you organized the notes a little differently? In this lesson, the groove patterns you learn will follow a 3-3-2 sequence. Add that up you have your eight notes in the bar, but the grooves sound very different from what you are used to.

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Shuffle Techniques #2

Shuffle Techniques #2

In Blues music, the Shuffle we play on the Ride Cymbal is often played on the Snare Drum as well. This is known as a two handed shuffle. You need to know how to play this groove well if you want to play Blues music.

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Permutation #1

Permutation #1

Permutation is when we explore every possibility of a rhythm or sequence by starting on each note. Let's apply this to patterns on the drums.

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6/8 Grooves #2

6/8 Grooves #2

6/8 groove patterns with 1/16th note rhythms.

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Hi-Hat Variations #3

Hi-Hat Variations #3

This lesson is the first one in a series that is all about spicing up your Hi-Hat rhythms. You will learn how to add a 1/16th note rhythm on the Hi-Hats in 1/8th note groove patterns. This is a great way to add a rhythmic twist to a simple groove. There are 36 groove + Hi-Hat combinations. Practice and master them all.

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7/8 Grooves #1

7/8 Grooves #1

Learn to play simple groove patterns in 7/8 time. This means that each bar is made up of only seven 1/8th notes. These grooves use 1/8th note rhythms only.

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