Performing popular music drum patterns

In this lesson, you will explore the different parts of the drum kit, and five of the most important drum patterns in popular music. You will learn how to identify these patterns by ear and play them on a home-made drum kit.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Question 10

Q1.What is structure in music?

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Q2.What do you call the catchy section of a song that repeats, with the same lyrics each time?

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Q3.What do you call the sections of a song that repeat, with different lyrics?

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Q4.What do you call the beginning of a song or piece of music?

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Q5.What is a contrasting section that prepares us for the chorus again?

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Q6.What is the correct order of a typical song structure?

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Q7.Where would you find a pre chorus?

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Q8.What parts are the accompaniment?

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Q9.How can you vary the accompaniment?

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Q10.What is 'strumming'?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Question 9

Question 10

Q1.What is structure in music?

1/10

Q2.What do you call the catchy section of a song that repeats, with the same lyrics each time?

2/10

Q3.What do you call the sections of a song that repeat, with different lyrics?

3/10

Q4.What do you call the beginning of a song or piece of music?

4/10

Q5.What is a contrasting section that prepares us for the chorus again?

5/10

Q6.What is the correct order of a typical song structure?

6/10

Q7.Where would you find a pre chorus?

7/10

Q8.What parts are the accompaniment?

8/10

Q9.How can you vary the accompaniment?

9/10

Q10.What is 'strumming'?

10/10

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Quiz:

How can we perform drum patterns in popular music?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

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Question 5

Q1.What is this note and how long is it?

1/5

Q2.What is this note and how long is it?

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Q3.What are the three most important parts of the drum kit?

3/5

Q4.How are trap beats characterised?

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Q5.What is house music also known as?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How can we perform drum patterns in popular music?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is this note and how long is it?

1/5

Q2.What is this note and how long is it?

2/5

Q3.What are the three most important parts of the drum kit?

3/5

Q4.How are trap beats characterised?

4/5

Q5.What is house music also known as?

5/5

Lesson summary: Performing popular music drum patterns

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