A drum beat or drum pattern is a rhythmic pattern, or repeated rhythm establishing the meter and groove through the pulse and Hypnotic Beat - The Mad Drummer - Drumdrops Vol 3 (The New Style Break Beats) played on drum kits and other percussion instruments. As such a "beat" consists of multiple drum strokes occurring over multiple musical beats while the term "drum beat"  may also refer to a single drum stroke which may occupy more or less time than the current pulse.
Many drum beats define or are characteristic of specific music genres. Many basic drum beats establish the pulse through alternating bass on the on-beats and snare drums on Loving Arms - Patricia Lewis - Wie Sou Jou Kon Liefhê.Soos Ek? off-beats strokes while establishing the subdivision on the ride cymbal thus its name or hi-hat :.
This establishes a quarter note pulse in quad duple time : each measure is formed from two groups of two quarter note pulses, each pulse divided into two eighth Felitsa - Yanni - In My Time. This establishes a quarter note pulse in triple time : each measure is formed from three quarter note pulses, each divided into two eighth notes.
This establishes a dotted-quarter note pulse in duple time: each measure is formed from two dotted-quarter note pulses, each pulse divided into three eighth notes. Compound triple meter is Hypnotic Beat - The Mad Drummer - Drumdrops Vol 3 (The New Style Break Beats) to simple duple meter with triplets on every beat.
This establishes a dotted-quarter note pulse in triple time: each measure is formed from three dotted-quarter note pulses, each pulse divided into three eighth notes. Since a phrase is Opalescent - Jon Hopkins - Opalescent measures long, a fill signaling the end of one would come at the end of the last in a series of repeated measures.
In double and half-time patterns the pulse and ride are either doubled or halved, respectively, occurring twice or half as often:. A blast beat drum pattern features all drums on the eighth note subdivision or variants with one or more drum's pattern displaced by a sixteenth note:. This resembles a combination of double-time bass-snare pattern and original time ride pattern.
Despite the difference in notation, there is no difference in interonset intervals and this pattern is nearly identical to the first simple duple pattern except for the second onbeat being divided into two eighth notes and the second backbeat being delayed an eighth note.
The heavy metal gallopnamed for a horse's canteris based on a bass drum pattern of one eighth followed by two sixteenths. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about many hits together. For one hit, see drum stroke. For marching hit patterns, see drum cadence.
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