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Pop/Rock Groove Sheets

Learn a groove, play a song

Post Malone - Sunflower

Genre: Pop

 

This is a hard beat to categorise, so I've put it under pop/rock for now.

The Beat 4 Beginner card works well with this song too.

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

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Dua Lipa - Physical

Genre: Pop

 

This one is quite fast, great for building speed. Keep relaxed and try to get your bass drum sitting nicely in the music.

The Beat 2 Beginner card works well with this song too.

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

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Maroon 5 - Memories

Genre: Pop/Rock/RnB

 

Be sure to count, as the bass drum can throw a lot of people off when it comes to playing this beat.

The Beat 2 Beginner card works well with this song too.

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

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Blur - Coffee and TV

Genre: Indie Rock

 

A simple drumming song that keeps the same beat going from start to finish. On the groove-sheet I have written out the fill that starts the song (count 1 e + de 2 e +). Feel free to repeat that fill wherever else in the song you see fit. You can also develop the fill by changing the drums that are hit.

Try going to the ride cymbal in the choruses to lift the song - same beat just ride cymbal instead of hi-hat.

The Beat 2 Beginner card works well with this song too.

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

Download the sheet music here - 

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Peat & Diesel - Salt And Pepper

Genre: Scottish Rock

 

You'll either love this one or hate it...

The beat is similar to Coffee and TV by Blur, except they add crash cymbals to some snare drum hits throughout the song. 

Use the ride cymbal in place of the hi-hat wherever you think it sounds good, it really doesn't matter if you play it differently to the recording, just have fun and try to get that beat to fit.

As for the fills, they're all semiquavers, so count semiquavers and feel free to move anywhere around the kit.

The Beat 2 Beginner card works well with this song too.

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

Download the sheet music here - 

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The Weeknd - Blinding Lights

Genre: Pop

Although this song is not technically a rock song, the beat can be thought of as such. This one is challenging because of the speed. At 171 bpm, it's not easy to play exactly what is on the sheet, so feel free to use Beat 1 from the Beginner Cards if need be.

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

Download the sheet music here - 

Download the tuition video here -