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Playing like John Bonham

Recording a Bonham style shuffle groove

About this John Bonham style drum loop

This month features a 4 bar tension-building half time shuffle loop reminiscent of Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham on “Fool In The Rain” at 70BPM. I was practicing some shuffle grooves, and as I had recently done some Led Zeppelin style recording sessions, I got inspired! It’s recorded with vintage drums, including a 70s Ludwig LM402, Bonham’s preferred snare drum.

I’m a huge Zeppelin fan, not just because of the songs themselves, but the band’s sense of rhythm. The way all instruments work together to create massive grooves is amazing. I try to apply this same sensibility to my sessions; paying close attention to the rhythm created by all elements of the song I’m recording to try and support it, making it feel the best I can.

Sometimes a simple groove is all it takes to get creative juices flowing! I hope you enjoy this and other free drum loops on my blog and use it to create!


Thanks again for stopping by, and enjoy!

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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