Shuffle Modulation

We are going to take a couple of triplet shuffle rhythms and modulate them to 8th notes. This can me make the time feel elastic when done right.

Hi-Hat Subdivision in 5

This is a basic beat in 4/4 with accents phrased in 5 on the hi-hat. This implied polyrhythm can create a rhythmic tension in your songs and solos.

Grooving with the Bass Player

As a musician who plays the drums, your partner in rhythm in the band is the bass player. Here are some thoughts and examples on relating to your bass player in different musical situations.

Single Kick Tom Groove Breakdown

We are going to break down this tom groove. It is done with one bass drum, but it can give the impression of double bass depending on how you tune the toms and how fast you play it.