Drum Kit Coordination Patterns

Patterns for Drum Kit Timekeeping

Drum Kit Coordination Patterns are a collection of books that present sets of groove patterns within a certain style of music. The clearly defined sets cover a vast array of combinations and permutations, allowing the student to instantly see how each pattern is to be performed.


  • Funk and Rock - released

  • Jazz - forthcoming

  • Latin - forthcoming

Practising coordination can be difficult. Many students and their teachers write out specific patterns so that they can clearly see where each voice is placed, and how the pattern as a whole aligns. These books present hundreds of patterns covering practical, functional, and far-reaching combinations in a way that is clear, systematic, and instantly accessible.

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Funk and Rock

This collection of material provides the student with a clearly laid out and structured reference for hundreds of timekeeping patterns in the funk, rock, and fusion styles. Each pattern is written out, with each permutation and combination clearly presented in well-defined sets.

This reference guide allows the student to see exactly where each voice is placed within the pattern so that they can be practised without the need for visualisation or abstraction. Hundreds of patterns and combinations are instantly accessible for near infinite possibilities.

This collection is further designed for teachers to use alongside their existing teaching material. Coordination sets featuring common functional patterns allow for the student to immediately see what is being asked of them, and to progress in a systematic and logical manner.

This book features:

  • 10 sets of groove patterns featuring 16th note hi-hat permutations

  • 9 sets of groove patterns featuring paradiddle combinations

  • Fat Back grooves and linear bass drum and snare drum phrasing

  • Clearly laid out sets presenting each and every permutation

  • Suggestions and concepts for practice and application

  • Over 100 pages of unique patterns for use in funk, rock, and fusion drumming

  • Combination matrices and concepts for the creation of unlimited new patterns

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