14 Basic Rock Drum Beats (+ Free PDF Notes!)

Rock drum beats for beginners PDF

Basic rock drum beats are awesome!

They sound fantastic and are relatively easy to learn.

Plus, they have this certain feel to them.

You know it:

They make your head bang with utterly joy! 🙂

For this reason, I thought of sharing some of the best basic rock drum beats for beginners today.

Please notice:

This drumming guide also includes a free PDF and helpful practice tips for you.

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The Disco Drum Beat Every Drummer Should Learn

Easy disco drum beat for beginners PDF notes free

The disco drum beat is an awesome groove to learn.

It’s catchy, versatile, and makes people dance with a smile on their faces.

Basically, it’s a must-know drum beat for every drummer.

But how do you play the disco groove?

Let’s find out today. 🙂

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5 Beginner-Friendly Four On The Floor Drum Beats (PDF Notes)

Drum Notes for beginners free PDF

Four on the floor drum beats are a superb addition to your drumming library:

They not only sound cool but are also fun and versatile to play.

Basically, you can use them in various musical situations.

That’s why we’re going to look at 5 four on the floor drum beats for beginners today.

Free PDF notes with all the grooves included. 🙂

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8 Very Easy Drum Beats For Beginners (Free Notes)

Easy drum beats for beginners free PDF

Learning very easy drum beats is a great idea:

As a beginner, you

  • can memorize them quite fast,
  • play them to many popular songs or
  • use them to expand your drumming vocabulary.

Each of the 8 drum beats I’m going to explain in today’s guide is perfectly suited for beginners on the drum set.

Plus:

I’m sharing a free sheet music PDF with our 8 very easy drum beats as well.

Just download the notes and add them to your collection of drums sheet music.

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Drum Notes For Beginners: How To Read & Understand Them

Drum notes explained beginners guide

Are drum notes for beginners hard to learn?

How do they look like?

And what else should you know about drums sheet music?

In this guide, you’ll learn how to easily read & understand drum notes.

We’ll have a look at the notation for a standard drum kit, including the

  • bass drum or kick,
  • snare drum,
  • toms

as well as the

  • hi-hat,
  • crash
  • and ride

cymbals.

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Bossa Nova Drum Beat: A Step-by-Step Guide

How To Play Bossa Nova Drum Beat

The bossa nova drum beat definitely is a musical gem you will love:

This Brazilian groove not only is fun to play, but also really smooth sounding as well.

In addition, it can be a motivating challenge for drum beginners.

That’s why in today’s step-by-step guide, I’m sharing a favorite bossa nova drum beat.

We’re starting with the bass drum pattern in eighth notes as it is the fundation of our groove.

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6 Fun & Easy Drum Grooves For Beginners + Free PDF Download

Easy drum grooves for beginners

Looking for fun & easy drum grooves for beginners?

Glad you’re here.

In this blog post, I’m sharing 6 drum grooves perfectly suited for starters.

Here’s what they look like:

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Your 1st Blues Shuffle Drum Beat Made Easy

Blues drumming shuffle beat for beginners

Are you ready for your 1st blues shuffle drum beat?

Yeah, awesome! 🙂

My free drum notes will help you master this awesome groove.

Feel free to download the PDF and start learning your first shuffle on the drums.

It’s a versatile groove I’m sure you will love to play.

Speaking of:

To help you get the feeling for the blues on drums, I will also link a video with a great tune in this blog post.

It’s a drumless track in 6/8, but you can also use it for practicing our blues shuffle.

And now, let’s take a look at the bluesy beat, shall we? 🙂

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7 Easy Blues Drum Beats For Starters (+ Free Notes)

Blues drumming beats for beginners

Ah, Blues drum beats!

Wonderful grooves for a lovely music genre.

In this guide, you’ll learn 7 fun & easy beats.

The patterns are written in the 12/8 time signature (which is really popular in Blues!) and include

  • eighth notes
  • and pauses as well as
  • dotted quarter notes. (I will explain the dots later on.)

To start off, let’s take a glimpse at our 7 blues drum beats not only starters will have a blast learning.

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How To Count 8th Notes As A Drummer

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How do you count 8th notes as a drummer?

Great – and important – question!

In this article, I’m going to share my way of counting the common note value.

You’ll also learn how to count eighth rests.

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