Funk and R&B Grooves 1
Funk & R&B Rhythm 1
This rhythm is based on classic rock and pop beats, with the bass drum evoking the typical funk feeling.
Funk & R&B Rhythm 2
Here, the hi-hat and snare drum play to the classic count times. The bass drum stands out by playing at all count times where the snare drum pauses.
Funk & R&B Rhythm 3
The bass drum is played on the first beat of the measure and during the unusual off-beat counts.
Funk & R&B Rhythm 4
This groove is characterized by a third hit on the snare drum within a measure, with the bass drum and snare drum alternating in the second half of the measure.
Funk & R&B Rhythm 5
The fifth groove emphasizes the snare drum and bass drum in the second half of the measure. Experiment with similar variations.
Funk & R&B Rhythm 6
Here, a beat is introduced on the snare drum between the eighth notes and between two hi-hat hits. Sixteenth notes are used.
Funk & R&B Rhythm 7
The seventh groove offers six irregular snare drum hits, with the hi-hat and bass drum being less challenging.