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Basic drum beats, Rock drumming

Download Rock drum beats pdf  Arrow   This drum lesson dedicated to Rock drum beats, contains the drum sheet of main Rock, Blues, Pop and Folk rhythms, and of derived musical genres since the '50's.

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Rock basic drum beats - Drum lesson preview

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Rock drum beats

The first basic patterns are made by a single 4/4 measure and they are the classic Rock patterns that still are the basic ingredient of many new compositions.

The drum sheet splits the staff in two parts: the upper one shows the hi-hat or the ride cymbal notes, and the lower one is dedicated to a combination of snare and bass drum strokes.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Rock 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.