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Dance music drum beats

Download Dance drum beats pdf  Arrow   The drum sheet of this lesson dedicated to Dance drum beats, contains Dance music main rhythms, from '70's Disco music to the most modern Hip Hop.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Dance drum beats

Dance music, since the '70's, has taken the place of rock music in discoteques and disco bars around thew world. It derives from Rhythm'n'Blues and Funk, and its patterns are generally simple, easily understandable and easy to dance to.

In the drum sheet of this lesson the patterns are made by a single 4/4 measure, and the staff is divided in two parts: the upper one is a combination of hi-hat and snare drum strokes, the lower one is dedicated to the bass drum.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Dance beats is a part of the published basic drum lessons.
The basic drum lessons, the first part of this method for drums, deal with the right posture, which is the basic condition to develop speed, endurance and precision with your playing. The style and the role of drumming have evolved with time, but the basic drums technique hasn't changed much, and all the great drummers still build their own style from the same basis of musical theory.

Topics in the basic drum lessons and in the online drum lessons published drum sheet music are: Rudiments & Fundamentals, Coordinated independence, Basic drum beats, Snare drum studies, Drums grooves, and Songs drum parts, with transcriptions of songs and grooves by John Bonham, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Ian Paice, Jeff Porcaro.