In drumming, a groove is a repeated phrase that sets and maintains the rhythm and tempo of the piece.
Grooves and fills are the main components of the music played on a drum kit, and together with basic techniques or rudiments such as flams make up the curriculum for learning to play the drum kit.
To a drummer, a groove is the drumming equivalent of a riff to a guitarist.
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- Cut time
- Standard rock beat on snare, bass and closed hi-hats
- Cooking on the hi-hat
- Shuffle on the ride cymbal
- Jazz waltz in 3
- Stirring with brushes on the snare drum
Heavy metal music
- Blast beat
- Odd time grooves
- Used in modern music for momentum