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A fundamental blues drum rhythm, the Shuffle

Download Shuffle drum beats pdf  Arrow   The drum sheet of this lesson dedicated to Shuffle drum beats, contains the main Shuffle rhythms, the traditional Rock and Blues rhythmic background.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Shuffle drum beats

The second part dealing with basic rhythms is about Shuffle.
Originally a blues groove, the Shuffle rhythm is often used in other musical styles like Rock, Funk and Pop. Shuffle has a triplets going, and these patterns are composed by a 4/4 measure.

In the drum sheet the staff is divided in two parts: the higher one is a combination of cymbal strokes and hi-hat strokes played by foot, the lower one is dedicated to bass drum and snare drum.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Shuffle 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.