Here’s a funky little groove idea you might want to try. Try to make sure the ghost notes on the snare and the kick notes align properly when they land together.
The ability to play soft notes in-between accented snare beats is a crucial technique for any drummer to master. Here is one of the first lessons I show my students to develop this. It’s important to keep the left hand very low whilst playing the ghost notes and snap the stick from a greater height when playing […]adding ghost notes to a rock beat, ghost notes on the snare lesson
Valerie by Amy Winehouse. This is fun little bounce along groove. Listen to the kick part on this groove, it’s such a common rhythm and dates way back to the ‘Charlston’ rhythm of the 20’s and was then made famous by Bo Diddley in classics such as ‘Hey Bo Diddly’ and has been used in […]Valerie Amy Winehouse Drum Groove
Here’s a little idea I’ve been playing around with for ages, so long I can’t even remember where I got the idea from! We take a rhythm and layer it between 2 voices as you can see in the notation. This creates a real thick sounding groove. Once you get the basic idea down try […]Layered drum groove