Drum Shuffles

While it is prevalent in blues, the shuffle rhythm is used in almost every style of early and modern music. Here are some common shuffles, how to play them, and musical examples of each one.

Double Bass 301

Here are some more double bass grooves using different subdivisions. There are written with quarter note leads hands, but also play them as 8th notes on the ride and hi-hats.

Double Bass 201

Now that we have a double bass foundation from our previous lesson, let’s add some different rhythms to your footwork.

Double Bass 101

Let’s start playing some double bass. The following lesson will get you started using both feet to play using two bass drums or a double pedal.