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GROOVES

Consistently repeated phrases that set the foundation and feel for the music. Often played with the bass drum, snare, hi hats or ride cymbal. 

1/8 NOTE BASS DRUM GROOVES - BEGINNER

Lesson 1. 5 1/8 note bass drum grooves

Lesson 2. 1/8 note bass drum grooves continued

Lesson 3. More complex 1/8 note grooves

Lesson 4. The Last three 1/8 note grooves

1/16 NOTE SNARE DRUM GROOVES - BEGINNER

Lesson 1. 5 1/16 note snare groove concepts 

Lesson 2. 5 more 1/16 note snare grooves

Lesson 3. 5 busier 1/16 note snare grooves

Lesson 4. 5 more complex 1/16 note snare grooves

1/16 NOTE BASS DRUM GROOVES - INTERMEDIATE

Lesson 1. 5 1/16 note bass groove concepts 

Lesson 2. 4 more 1/16 note bass drum grooves

Lesson 3. 4 busier 1/16 note bass drum grooves

Lesson 4. 4 more complex 1/16 note bass grooves

1/16 NOTE KICK AND SNARE GROOVES

Lesson 1. 7 1/16 note kick and snare patterns

Lesson 2  6 1/16 note kick and snare patterns

Lesson 3. 7 1/16 note kick and snare patterns


Lesson 4. 7 1/16 note kick and snare patterns

GHOST NOTES - INTERMEDIATE

Lesson 1. Ghost note exercise

Lesson 2. Ghost notes application

THE HALF TIME SHUFFLE - ADVANCED

Lesson 1. Establishing the feel 

Lesson 2. Giving it the groove

Lesson 3. Adding the flavor

Lesson 4.  Playing it all together

LEARNING HOW TO PLAY SONGS - BEGINNER

Lesson 1. Find the Feel of the Song

Lesson 2. What to do if a Part is too Fast

Lesson 3. Writing Down the Arrangement

PARADIDDLE GROOVES - ADVANCED

Lesson 1. Using 1/8 Notes with the Bass Drum

Lesson 2. Using 1/16 Notes with the Bass Drum

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