November 2013

Basic Rock Beats You Should Know--A Beginner Drum Lesson

Hey there, fellow drummers. In previous articles I've looked at two of the greatest drummers to ever hit ‘em: Bernard Purdie and John Bonham. We took a look at some of their grooves and what made them each so popular. They're great grooves, but maybe you're feeling a little overwhelmed? If so, this article is for you. What I'm about to present is a group of what I would call Basic Rock Beats, as well as a how-to for practice ideas and methods. In case you're wondering, I'm certain both Bonham and Purdie started with these grooves.