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Category: Groove Library

Sixteenth-Note Rock Beat Alternating Sticking & Open Hi-Hat Beats

 

In this lesson we take the sixteenth-note rock beat played with a two-handed alternating sticking and add open hi-hat notes in different positions and combinations,…


Sixteenth-Note-Open-Hi-Hat-Beats

 

Here we introduce open hi-hat notes and alternative hi-hat rhythms to the sixteenth-note rock beat. The beats in this lesson are useful for funk, fusion…


Sixteenth-Note Rock Beat Alternating Sticking & Kick Additions

 

This lesson introduces an alternative, open-handed method for playing the sixteenth-note rock beat useful for faster tempos and feels that require a powerful, driving sixteenth-note…


Sixteenth-Note Rock Beat Hi-Hat Accents Part 2

 

In this two-part lesson we add various accent patterns and rhythmic variations to the sixteenth-note rock beat hi-hat part. Each hi-hat pattern is first played…


Sixteenth-Note Rock Beat Hi-Hat Accents Part 1

 

In this two-part lesson we add various accent patterns and rhythmic variations to the sixteenth-note rock beat hi-hat part. Each hi-hat pattern is first played…


Sixteenth-Note Rock Beat Kick & Snare Additions

 

Here we add bass drum notes and snare ghost notes (aka grace notes) to the sixteenth-note rock beat feel in various eighth-note and sixteenth-note positions….


Sixteenth-Note Rock Beat Snare Additions

 

In this lesson we add snare drum ghost notes (also known as grace notes) to the sixteenth-note rock beat in various eighth-note and sixteenth-note positions….


Sixteenth-Note Rock Beat Kick Additions

 

This lesson introduces sixteenth-note bass drum additions to the sixteenth-note rock beat and is a great step into counting and playing syncopated grooves and developing…


Steve Gadd’s 32nd-Note Groove

 

Steve Gadd’s highly inventive approach to creating original beats is typified and immortalised in this awesome thirty-second-note groove, based on a re-voiced inverted double stroke…


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Sixteenth-Note Kick Snare & Open Hi-Hat Additions

 

This set of intermediate-advanced beats adds bass drum notes, snare drum ghost notes (aka grace notes) and open hi-hat notes to the eighth-note rock beat…


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Sixteenth-Note Kick & Snare Additions

 

Here we add bass drum notes and snare ghost notes (aka grace notes) to the eighth-note rock beat feel in various eighth-note and sixteenth-note positions….


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Sixteenth-Note Kick & Open Hi-Hat Additions

 

This lesson demonstrates a large group of useful beats – all variations to the eighth-note rock beat with sixteenth-note bass drum additions as well as…


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Sixteenth-Note Snare Additions

 

In this lesson we add snare drum ghost notes (also known as grace notes) to the eighth-note rock beat in various eighth-note and sixteenth-note positions….


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Sixteenth-Note Kick Additions

 

This series of beats introduces sixteenth-note bass drum additions to the eighth-note rock beat and is a great step into counting and playing syncopated grooves…


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Ride Cymbal Variations

 

This lesson shows you a set of ride cymbal accent patterns that add colour and texture to the eighth-note rock beat. The basic options for…


Quarter-Note Rock Beat Sixteenth-Note Kick & Snare Additions

 

In this lesson we add bass drum notes and snare drum ghost notes (also known as grace notes) to the quarter-note rock beat in eighth-note…


Quarter-Note Rock Beat Sixteenth-Note Snare Additions

 

In this lesson we add snare drum ghost notes (also known as grace notes) to the quarter-note rock beat in eighth-note and sixteenth-note positions. As…


Quarter-Note Rock Beat Sixteenth-Note Kick Additions

 

Here we take the quarter-note rock beat hi-hat & snare pattern and add bass drum notes in various eighth-note and sixteenth note subdivisions. The resulting…


Eighth-Note Open Hi-Hat Beats Part 2

 

In this lesson we take the open hi-hat patterns learned in part one and combine them with a set of eighth-note bass drum variations/additions to…


Eighth-Note Open Hi-Hat Beats Part 1

 

This lesson introduces basic open hi-hat patterns to the eighth-note rock beat by placing open/closed hi-hat notes in different eighth-note positions in the bar. If…


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Hi-Hat Accents

 

This lesson introduces various accented hi-hat patterns to the eighth-note rock beat as a simple but effective way of changing the feel of your beats.


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Eighth-Note Kick Additions Part 3

 

This 3-part lesson expands on the eighth-note rock beat and contains 112 exercises – all based on adding & subtracting bass drum notes in various…


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Eighth-Note Kick Additions Part 2

 

This 3-part lesson expands on the eighth-note rock beat and contains 112 exercises – all based on adding & subtracting bass drum notes in various…


Eighth-Note Rock Beat Eighth-Note Kick Additions Part 1

 

This 3-part lesson expands on the eighth-note rock beat and contains 112 exercises – all based on adding & subtracting bass drum notes in various…


Sixteenth-Note Rock Beat

 

This lessons shows you how to play the 4/4 Sixteenth-Note Rock Beat, plus a few useful hi-hat variations involving accents and alternate hi-hat rhythms for…


Eighth-Note Rock Beat

 

The Eighth-Note Rock Beat is one of the fundamental beats in drumming and one of the cornerstone rhythmic feels in western popular music. Once you…


Quarter-Note Rock Beat

 

The Quarter-Note Rock Beat (initially introduced to me as the “2/4 Beat”) is the first thing I ever learned to play on drums. After that…