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Rock Perspectives: Half-Time Shuffle


April 2013
Rock Perspectives

The Half-Time Shuffle

Variations on One of Drumming’s Slinkiest Grooves

by Dave Beyer

The half-time shuffle is a signature beat for some of the most legendary drummers in history. Guys like Bernard Purdie, John Bonham, and Jeff Porcaro are all considered masters of this feel. Let’s take a look at how each of these players customized the groove, and then we’ll check out a few other variations to round out your own half-time shuffle.

 

Be sure to check out the April 2013 issue of Modern Drummer for transcriptions and additional insight into this classic groove.

 


Posted in Drummers, Lessons, Multimedia, Videos Tagged Bonham, Dave, Grooves, Half-time, LAMA, Perspectives, Purdie, Shuffle, Video, beyer, education, groove, lesson, porcaro, rock


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