Casual Date “Must-Know” Grooves: Blues Grooves:

  • Styles:
  • Blues
  • Gospel
  • R&B
  • Skill Level:
  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Number of Lessons:
  • 8
  • Price:
  • $3.99

In this “Working Drummers” series, Russ Miller presents the “must-know” that you would be expected to handle on a casual date (sometimes referred to as a “club date”—which could a wedding gig, corporate event, etc.) or a recording session. With extensive experience on every kind of gig from film soundtrack sessions to rock recordings to concerts and casuals, Russ provides these examples from his own experience. You’ll find all these grooves to be useful in many everyday playing situations.

This pack explores the blues style, showing the difference between some of the classic shuffles that all pro drummers must know.

Here are the lessons that appear in this pack:

  1. Chicago Blues Shuffle
  2. Power Blues Shuffle
  3. Swing Blues Shuffle
  4. Southern Blues/Rock Shuffle
  5. 3/4 Slow Blues Feel
  6. Jump Swing/Rockabilly Blues
  7. Hi-Hat Foot Shuffle (“Gadd Power Shuffle”)
  8. Performance Example: Blues

To learn more from Russ, check out his DVD, Arrival: Behind the Glass, available from Hudson Music, and The Drumset Crash Course (DVD and book/CD package, available separately), from Alfred Music Publishing, Inc.