The One Thing You MUST Have? Groove.

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Grooves and Ghost Notes: Exercises on PDF

Another of The 5 Pillars of Drumming™ is groove.  It’s arguable that groove is the most important of the “5 Pillars.” The reason is that nobody will want to play with you if you have no groove. But, if you can make the music feel good (this is what groove is) and you have no other skills, people will STILL want to play with you. Groove is what makes you popular and groove is what makes you employable.

Below you’ll find a bunch of worksheets (just click on the bolded red titles to get to the PDFs) that include grooves of different kinds, exercises to help you work on ghost notes, a way to use syncopation to come up with bizarre funk grooves, linear beats that are spectacularly good and even some crazy ideas for what I call “groove deceptions,” where you make the listener feel as if you are playing a completely different time signature or feel while you still know where you are in the original groove. Feel free to browse and randomly pick something on the page to work on. By doing so, you’ll be rewarded in a number of ways: you’ll improve your groove and you’ll have something new, interesting and fun to work on.

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