By Chad Sexton Originally published in DRUM! Magazine’s January 2000 Issue
Developing the Beat
In the last issue, we talked about adding inner beats to an existing drum beat. In this issue I want to talk about developing the beat further. Try these four different bass drum patterns with the hand patterns from the last issue. After you try them, develop some of your own. Play what feels natural to you. This is an important step in developing drum beats. You can now take what you’ve learned and apply it to your existing drum beats.