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Spotify Playlists for Drummers


Depending on how far you’ve got with your coordination development, here are a few Spotify playlists for tracks to practise along with. It’s great practise to just dive in and see if you can figure these out by ear, referring back to your exercises if you need help identifying which groove to play.

It doesn’t matter if you’re not exactly right at first, your ear is always going to be developing and getting better at hearing these quickly. The important thing is to try! As always, let me know in lessons of any that you’ve tried, any you’ve failed, and any questions you’ve had along the way.

There are plenty more on my Spotify profile (bsops), so feel free to explore…

  1. Beginner grooves that line up with the 8th note (quaver) grid.
    Snare on 2 & 4.
  2. Beginner grooves that line up with the 8th note (quaver) grid.
  3. Grooves that syncopate the snare against the hihats.
  4. Grooves that syncopate the kick against the hihats.
  5. Grooves that syncopate both the snare and kick against the hihats.
  6. Grooves using a 16th note (semiquaver) based ride pattern.
  7. Faster 16th note (semiquaver) grooves that use both hands on the hihat.
  8. Grooves involving opening and closing the hihat.
  9. Songs based in 3s: 6/8, 12/8, triplets.

1. Beginner grooves that line up with the 8th note (quaver) grid.
Snare on 2 & 4.

2. Beginner grooves that line up with the 8th note (quaver) grid.

3. Grooves that syncopate the snare against the hihats.

4. Grooves that syncopate the kick against the hihats.

5. Grooves that syncopate both the snare and kick against the hihats.

6. Grooves using a 16th note (semiquaver) based ride pattern.

7. Faster 16th note (semiquaver) grooves that use both hands on the hihat.

8. Grooves involving opening and closing the hihat.

9. Songs based in 3s: 6/8, 12/8, triplets.