🥁 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.