Here’s a selection of 8th note drum grooves with a funky flavour. When you get them down you can try playing them with a ‘swingy’ feel. Play them slow and make sure the placement of the notes is spot on, I advise starting at around 60 bpm with a metronome.
Also try playing them as a 4 bar phrase with a complimentary fill to finish off. I’ll be posting some nice fills up on the site soon.
If you want to take them further you can try filling up some of the 16th note spaces with ghost notes on the snare.
Any comments welcome. Have fun!