Drum rhythms

Multimedia tutorials for learning drum rhythms

 
Playing Shuffle Grooves

Playing Shuffle Grooves

Author: How 2 Play Drums
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A shuffle is a ternary or triplet rhythm/feel which consists in playing only the first and third eighth note of a triplet. In this case we also speak of “swung eighths”. Swung eighth notes can be...

Playing Half-Time Grooves

Playing Half-Time Grooves

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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In drumming, half-time grooves consist in accentuating the third beat – principally with the snare drum. Half-time beats are not to be confused with backbeats (or afterbeats), where the accent...

Swinging the Traditional Ride Cymbal Pattern

Swinging the Traditional Ride Cymbal Pattern

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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The ’traditional’ ride cymbal pattern is a ride cymbal motive employed in jazz drumming, and more specifically in swing. The swing ride cymbal pattern, which can be performed in several variations and...

Playing Binary Eighth-Note Grooves

Playing Binary Eighth-Note Grooves

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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As a drummer you should know how to play binary drum grooves based on eighth notes. Most of them are readily accessible. You will find binary eighth-note grooves in very many musical styles...

Playing Binary Sixteenth-Note Grooves

Playing Binary Sixteenth-Note Grooves

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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Binary drum grooves based on sixteenth notes are indefinitely modifiable. Sixteenth notes can be played linearly, but combined they can also form a variety of figures: dotted eighth/sixteenth note...

Playing Ternary Eighth-Note Grooves

Playing Ternary Eighth-Note Grooves

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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As a drummer you should know how to play not only binary, but also ternary drum grooves based on eighth notes. You will find these grooves in very many musical styles – obviously in rock, but first...

Playing Ternary Sixteenth-Note Grooves

Playing Ternary Sixteenth-Note Grooves

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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Ternary grooves based on sixteenth notes result from combining eighth note triplets and sixteenth note triplets, also called sexuplets. You will encounter applications of these rhythmic figures in...