'Pressure' Groove Using Toms Instead Of Kicks

Recreating level 0 style patterns using floor toms instead of kicks.

In this lesson you will be learning a groove inspired by the song Pressure by Muse. The groove comes in rabout 28 seconds into the video linked which is halfway through the first verse. The groove is built by playing the kick part of a level 0 groove on the floor tom with the back beat snares played as normal, all over a quarter note kick

The full groove looks like this:

A one bar groove built using toms instead of kicks.

This is a really simple idea that can be applied in many different ways. Listed below are several other level 0 grooves using this idea.


Variation 1

A groove based on the Pressure groove


Variation 2

A groove based on the Pressure groove


Variation 3

A groove based on the Pressure groove


Variation 4

A groove based on the Pressure groove


Variation 5

A groove based on the Pressure groove


TASK

  • Learn all given examples up to a tempo of at least 136bpm, which is the speed the song is played at.
  • Experiment with creating your own grooves using this concept.
  • Try playing a long to the full Muse song.