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Black Rock'n'Roll, the Funk music

Download Funk drum beats pdf  Arrow   This lesson drum sheet dedicated to Funk drum beats, contains some Funky music rhythms, with its typical slow going and the accents on the sixteenths.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Funk drum beats

Funky music spread across america in the '70's as an heritage from Rhythm'n'Blues; funky patterns, with their accented sixteenths, went on to influence Blues, Rock, Jazz and, in more recent times, Dance music and Hip Hop.

The Funk patterns in the drum sheet are made by a 4/4 measure.
The score splits the staff in two parts: the upper one is dedicated to the hi-hat, the lower one to the combination of bass drum and snare strokes.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Funk 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.