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THE ROCK SHUFFLE

   

In this lesson we will look at the popular rock shuffle. The rock shuffle is different to a regular rock beat because it uses triplets, rather than straight 8th notes. Let's learn to count triplets first, they are just 3 notes inside each beat..

From there, let's now learn the hihat part with the RH. We play the first and third tripet of each beat, with a bit of an accent on the downbeat (beat 1, 2, 3 and 4) and a softer note on the third triplet of each beat.

And finally we will add the bass on 1 and 3, and the snare on 2 and 4..

 

 

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Cross Sticking Expanding Drum Beats 1 Ghost Notes 2
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