In this second course of Drums Basics, we focus and expand on groove drumming. We explore adding more texture and substance to grooves by using open and closed hi-hat techniques (hi-hat “barking”) and incorporating the bell of the ride cymbal for accented patterns that will take your grooves to the next level. We also dedicate lessons to sixteenth-note-based grooves, focusing on new and exciting sixteenth-note bass drum patterns as well as techniques for playing up-tempo sixteenth-note grooves using alternating hand patterns.