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I love coming up with a creative drum beat and this one, whilst not the most out-there of grooves, is definitely one of ‘em.

This came out whilst messing around between takes during a remote recording session for a brilliant Chicago-based artist. One of the things that sparked my imagination was that I had taken the toms off the kit. This helped me focus on the central bass drum, snare and hi hats and play with dynamics in order to create texture.



Sometimes it really is a matter of less is more when coming up with a creative drum beat. For instance, one of the tracks I recorded for Tyler, the aforementioned artist, was just bass drum and snare. If I recall correctly, I then proceeded to overdub different rhythmic layers to build on the groove from a slightly different approach.

In fairness, I should’ve filmed myself recording some of those tracks, but I was so engrossed by the music that, whilst I did think to do so, I just brushed it off. Oh well, at least I captured this creative drum beat here.

You can download this creative drum beat below and use it to write songs; it’s ready to loop so just drag and drop! Ultimately, I guess I just ask that you credit me if you release your song with the loop in it.



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Thanks again for stopping by, and enjoy!


Stay safe,


Nick 🙂

About Nick Schlesinger

I’m lucky to tour the UK and Europe with great artists and work on sessions in world-renowned studios such as Abbey Road Studios on some really cool projects. You can also find me playing covers gigs in and around London.

Education is a big part of my work, and I’m really passionate about helping drummers achieve their goals. Published by magazines like Modern Drummer (US) and Drummer (UK), I constantly add new educational content on my blog, and I frequently like to embark on various entrepreneurial projects.

Check out my drumming book: Concepts


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