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    Drum Patterns: Collection of Midi Drum Patterns & Grooves

    πŸ₯ A friendly collection of basic drum patterns. On this page, you can explore a variety of rhythms with kicks, snares, and hi-hats, each visualized in a 16-step sequence for easy understanding.

    🎧 Listen to these patterns directly in your browser to get a sense of their feel. Each pattern is a simple foundation, ideal for experimenting and building upon in your music productions. You can also download MIDI files for each drum pattern, making it convenient to use them in your preferred DAW.

    🎚️ This page is designed to offer a starting point for your drum tracks. Whether you're just beginning or looking to quickly draft a beat, these patterns can help kickstart the beat-making process.

    ✨ To make your own drum grooves in the browser check out Lil Beat Maker and I even have a tool to make your own kick drum sound.

    Basic Rock Beat

    A fundamental rock rhythm with a strong backbeat. The kick hits on beats 1 and 3, the snare on 2 and 4, and a steady hi-hat rhythm on every eighth note.

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    Funk Groove

    A syncopated pattern common in funk music. The kick and snare have a more complex interplay, and the hi-hat often includes both open and closed sounds for a dynamic rhythm.

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    Basic EDM Beat

    A standard electronic dance music (EDM) pattern with a four-on-the-floor kick drum for a steady dance rhythm, complemented by a regular snare pattern and a hi-hat for added texture.

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    Classic Hip-Hop Beat

    This beat typically features a kick and snare pattern with a laid-back, groovy feel, often used in classic hip-hop. The hi-hat pattern is usually sparse and syncopated to enhance the groove.

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    Jazz Swing

    Jazz swing rhythms often feature a lighter touch, with the ride cymbal or hi-hat carrying the swing feel. The kick is used sparingly, often on the 1st and 3rd beats, while the snare provides backbeats and accents.

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    Reggae Beat

    Reggae beats are known for their laid-back feel and emphasis on the off-beats. The kick is often played softly, the snare or rimshot on the 3rd beat, and the hi-hat plays a steady rhythm with emphasis on the off-beats.

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    Disco Beat

    The Disco beat is lively and danceable, with a pronounced four-on-the-floor kick pattern. The snare typically hits on the 2nd and 4th beats, but with added syncopation or ghost notes. The hi-hat often includes a mix of open and closed sounds, adding to the groove's complexity.

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    Blues Shuffle

    The blues shuffle is characterized by a swung rhythm, often with the kick drum playing a shuffle pattern and the snare providing a backbeat. The hi-hat plays a steady rhythm, also with a shuffle feel.

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    Bossa Nova

    Bossa Nova is a Brazilian music style with a gentle rhythm. The kick follows a light, syncopated pattern, the snare provides subtle accents, often using brush strokes, and the hi-hat keeps a smooth, flowing rhythm.

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    Basic Rock Shuffle

    The rock shuffle is characterized by a "swung" feel in the rhythm. The kick often plays a steady but slightly swung pattern, the snare hits on the 2nd and 4th beats, and the hi-hat maintains a shuffled eighth-note pattern.

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    Heavy Metal Beat

    Heavy metal drumming often features fast, aggressive patterns. The kick drum plays rapid double hits, the snare hits on the 3rd beat for a half-time feel, and the hi-hat or ride cymbal maintains a fast-paced rhythm.

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    Latin Samba

    Samba rhythms are lively and complex, with syncopated patterns. The kick follows a syncopated bass line, the snare adds accents and ghost notes, and the hi-hat or other cymbals provide a steady rhythm.

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    kick

    Funk Groove

    Funk grooves are known for their syncopated rhythms and emphasis on the "one" (first beat). The kick has a syncopated pattern, the snare adds a sharp backbeat, and the hi-hat is often played with a lot of dynamic variation.

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    Breakbeat

    Breakbeats are essential in many forms of electronic and hip-hop music. They feature a kick and snare pattern with a lot of syncopation and variation, often with a hi-hat playing a steady rhythm or adding additional syncopation.

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    kick

    Downtempo / Trip-Hop

    Downtempo or trip-hop beats are known for their slow, relaxed tempo. The kick has a mellow pattern, the snare or clap is often used for a laid-back backbeat, and the hi-hat is played softly, sometimes with added effects.

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    Trap Beat

    Trap beats are known for their use of rolling hi-hats, deep and booming kick drums, and snappy snares. The rhythm often includes rapid hi-hat rolls and a syncopated kick pattern.

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