Here’s a PDF with 5 great basic drum beats for you to have fun with. Learn them, practice them and use them to play along to your favourite tunes!
If you’re a beginner, these are great drum beats to learn because they’re very common in everything from Pop to Rock! You’ll be able to use them to play along to massive songs from Wheatus’ Teenage Dirtbag and Taylor Swift’s Willow! Even if the beats on the latter songs are slightly different, they’re variations on the same theme, so they’re worth learning. Fancy learning more drum beats?
That said, these grooves are also a fantastic way to work on your coordination! And if you practice them, even without a practice pad, make sure you use a metronome as this is very important. These beats are a great way to work on your time if you try playing them slowly first, and then start speeding them up!
If you’re interested in learning how to play drums, I have a few other articles which you might find helpful:
- Learning to Play Drums By Ear
- Best 5 Hacks To Learn To Play Drums Online
- How To Play Drums: A Guide To Success
- How To Pick a Drum Teacher
DOWNLOAD THE BASIC DRUM BEATS PDF HERE
I hope this has been useful in helping you make more sense of drum beats in your favourite songs. Have fun using these basic drum beats to play along to your favourite tunes!
Lastly, if you fancy, check out my drum book Concepts; a great learning resource for drummers of all levels!
Thanks, and see you online!