Essential Shuffle Patterns

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

Almost every style of music has been influenced by the shuffle in one form or another. There are rock, jazz and blues shuffles; funk has them and even Jamaican music has been highly influenced by them. Learning how to play shuffles properly is tricky. Shuffles can be technically challenging and hard to play with the right amount of feel. That’s why we put this free live drum lesson together for you. In it, Jerry Adolphe teaches you what he believes to be the essential shuffle patterns and shares a wealth of information on how to play great sounding shuffles.

If you’re looking for a great place to start owning your ability to play shuffles, this is the lesson for you. Jerry Adolphe is a master at playing shuffles, so he knows what he’s talking about. Jerry Adolphe is also keen on sharing his knowledge. Besides teaching seven essential shuffle drum beats, Jerry Adolphe talks about shuffle drum fills, hand technique and when to use the different shuffles.

Once you’ve been through this free drum lesson and if you’re interested in learning about a new type of shuffle drum beat, check the free drum lesson “The Rosanna Shuffle.” In that video you’ll discover one of the most famous variations of the half-time shuffle: the “Rosanna Shuffle“, or “Porcaro Shuffle.”