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Hip Hop Groove Sheets

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NerdOut - The Fortnite Rap Battle

Genre: Hip Hop

Great for anyone who loves playing Fortnite.

Beat 2 from The Beginner Cards works well with this song.

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Alessia Cara - Here

Genre: Hip Hop

This is a really good bass drum builder. It's a nice speed, but slow it down even further if you need to practice the motion. Try to keep your right hand steady and even on the hihat throughout. The video will help you.

Beat 2 from The Beginner Cards works well with this song.

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J Dilla - Jay Dee 2

Genre: Hip Hop

Be sure to apply enough swing to this groove to get it to fit the music. Grooves 1 and 2 might be familiar from the other hip hop stuff, but groove 3 will probably test you.

Beat 2 from The Beginner Cards works well with this song.

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Pete Rock - Play Dis Only At Night

Genre: Hip Hop

Be sure to apply enough swing to this groove to get it to fit the music. Grooves 1 and 2 might be familiar from the other hip hop stuff, but groove 3 will probably test you.

Beat 2 from The Beginner Cards works well with this song.

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Jessie J - Price Tag

Genre: Pop/Hip Hop

It's the bass drum in this song that can be challenging. Also getting that swing into the beat can be tough.

Beat 2 from The Beginner Cards works well with this song.

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Massive Attack - Teardrop

Genre: Trip Hop

 

This one can be challenging because of the continuous 16th notes on the hi-hat and also the bass drum placement. Try to keep this one going for as long as you can and try to make it to the bit where the drums drop out. Keep relaxed, keep the right hand low and realise that this one doesn't have to be played loudly.

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The Fugees - Killing Me Softly

Genre: Hip Hop

This one is basically Beat 2 from the beginner cards, except there's a snare ghost note and an extra bass drum right at the end.

Try to give this one lots of rock solid confidence, keeping the beat as steady as you can, but applying enough swing to get it to sit right with the groove of the song.

Play Beat 2 throughout if you find the ghost note or extra bass drum too much.

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Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)

Genre: Hip Hop

This is one of my favourite drum grooves, it's got so much energy and snap to it. It also has space on beat 3, right where the open hi-hat comes in. It's a lot of fun to play. Again, it's almost Beat 2 from the Beginner Cards.

Download the tutorial video if you want some help understanding the sheet music.

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