Chris McCaig

Drummer & Educator

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Vultures - John Mayer

Steve Jordan has the ability to make something that is so simple sound amazing.

As Steve says "There's a big difference between easy and simple".

The Intro, verse and chorus have set kick patterns which lock in with the bass guitar.

As the song progresses the kick pattern varies, particularly in the solo section.

Use your ears to choose a kick pattern that compliments the music.

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Yellow - Coldplay

This is a great beginner song, and one that I've been teaching for many years.

There is a set groove for each section - intro, verse and chorus.

There are no fills, which makes it an ideal song for learning how to groove while changing between different rock beats.

'Yellow' uses grooves from Lessons 2 & 3, with the addition of open hi hats (Lesson 6) in the verses.

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