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Introduction to Shuffle Drumming

Learn how to play different types of shuffle rhythms.

Introduction to Shuffle Drumming

Learn how to play different types of shuffle rhythms.

Description

Jason Gianni breaks down different types of shuffle drumming styles and techniques.

Objectives

  • Learn the History of the Shuffle Pattern
  • Learn how to perfect the Standard Shuffle
  • Learn different variations of the Shuffle Pattern
  • Learn fills and transitions that compliment the Shuffle style

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    The Standard Shuffle
    In this step, Jason talks a little bit about the history of the Shuffle Rhythm as well as showing the basic Standard Shuffle. Also shows some variations for the Bass Drum in this standard shuffle and some basic fills and transitions that fit well with it.
  • 2
    The Rock Shuffle
    In this step Jason shows us how to play the Rock shuffle, a variation on the standard shuffle with more weight and intensity so it can fit better in a rock setting. Also shows us variations on the bass drum and some fills and transitions
  • 3
    The Two Handed/Jazz Shuffle
    In this step, Jason will introduce the Two Handed Shuffle, also known as the Jazz Shuffle, and its proper technique, variation and Fills and Transitions with it.
  • 4
    The Texas Shuffle
    In this step, Jason shows us the Texas Shuffle, a more powerful variant of the Shuffle popularized in Texas.
  • 5
    The Ghost Note and Purdie Shuffle
    In this step, Jason introduces two more complex type of Shuffle: The Ghost Note Shuffle, and the Purdie of "half-time" Shuffle, also Jason shows us the proper techniques to play these and their patterns in the Hi-Hat, Bass Drum and Snare Drum