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Posts in category: Linear Grooves

A Simple Linear Pattern That Sounds Complicated

Here’s an idea I got from Glen Sobel. It’s a sixteenth note linear pattern that sounds much more complicated than it is. Below, you can watch a video of me playing the idea and improvising with it. But first, here’s the pattern. If you break it down, you’ll see it’s actually pretty simple. You play […]


Linear Beat #1

Hey Everyone! Today we’re going to do a quick lesson on linear drumming. When playing grooves in the linear drumming style, most of the time, you will play notes on three different surfaces without overlapping notes. Usually, you’ll be playing the hi-hat, snare drum and bass drum when playing these ideas, but there’s no rule […]


Linear Drumming Idea #1

Linear Drumming Idea #1

What is Linear Drumming? Today we’re going to explore a linear pattern on the drum set. For those of you not familiar with the term, linear drumming means that you distribute notes across a rhythm using your limbs such that no overlapping occurs–only one sound source is being played at a time. RLF RLF RLF […]


Nasty Groove 4

Once you’ve been bitten by the linear drumming bug, it’s hard to find a cure. This groove is an example of the fun and slickness that ensues from the pursuit of this drumming style. Once you learn a pattern, moving your hands to different parts of the kit almost always results in something that sounds […]