Purdie Shuffle Exercise Purdie Shuffle Exercise Be sure and leave a comment below! 45 comments on “Purdie Shuffle Exercise” Andrew says: February 2, 2017 at 6:19 pm Excellent Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 9:10 am Thanks Andrew! David Schneider says: February 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm As always…..Fantastic!!! I use to subscribe to your web site and I always found the material very useful. I hope to re-subscribe soon. Thank you, David Schneider Winnipeg Canada http://www.winnipegdrumtalk.ca Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 9:10 am Thanks so much David…you’re welcome back anytime my friend Aaron says: February 2, 2017 at 6:39 pm It’s infectious … I know it as the Steely Dan Beat. Great groove! Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 9:10 am I would even go so far as to say addictive… Paul says: February 3, 2017 at 12:58 pm Yup! I can only think of, Home at Last and Babylon Sisters, but there may be others as Bernard recorded with them frequently! Mark says: February 2, 2017 at 6:45 pm I like how it was broken down on the pad. I assume the ghost note after the down beat on 3 will be for a more advanced lesson Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 9:11 am I didn’t include that because I find that at higher tempos, it muddies the groove. There is footage or Porcaro eluding to this same thing as well. But yes, you would want to attempt that only after you mastered the initial pattern. Sandy says: February 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm Thank you that was a nice exercise. Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 9:11 am You bet Sandy! Logan says: February 2, 2017 at 8:17 pm Nice I was literally just practicing half time shuffles when I seen this in my email! Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 9:12 am People have told me I have good timing….. Little drummer joke for you… Lewis says: February 2, 2017 at 8:39 pm excellent lesson! Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 9:12 am Thanks Lewis…glad it helped! Jorrit says: February 2, 2017 at 9:55 pm Yup, lots of stick throwing on that one. Thanks for putting up this video, I used to watch the old one. Really appreciate what you do, you were one of my first drum teacher’s online. Now I’m in two bands but still so much to learn. Cheers. Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 9:13 am Makes my day to hear that Jorrit…you’re more than welcome Jack Howe says: February 3, 2017 at 1:13 am Hey Stephen I love this. This is my first time taking lessons with you. I’m not sure if you normally throw in extra content for your students but I wanted to say thank you for the exercise. I’ve never really been taught or worked on rudiments or reading drum set notes but I’m trying very hard. It’s only been what a month and I’m already starting to seen big changes behind the kit for me. Thank you again dude have a good one. I’m fired up ???????????? Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 9:13 am I love it!!! So glad you’re seeing that kind of progress Jack. Let me know if I can help in any way! Matthias Rode says: February 3, 2017 at 1:22 am I love it :-) Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 9:14 am I think the bigger question would be, what’s NOT to love about this groove??? Mike Distasi says: February 3, 2017 at 3:51 am Hi, I loved the video with you and your sound engineer teaching about how to mic drums. Where can I get more of them ? Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 9:14 am Hey Mike…check out my YouTube channel. That was a part of a 4 part series we are in the middle of. Micing kick, snare, and toms are all on my YT channel. Overheads will be next. Matt Button says: February 3, 2017 at 7:53 am really cool explanation and great way to break it down into manageable chunks. thanks Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 9:15 am You bet Matt, so glad it helped Toine says: February 3, 2017 at 8:52 am Great lesson Steve! thanks Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 9:15 am My pleasure Toine! Kenny Vaughn says: February 3, 2017 at 10:02 am Excellent way to teach the thought process and sticking progressions one should follow to improve their drumming skills!! Bob Valente says: February 3, 2017 at 10:28 am Great breakdown Stephen. Pretty Purdue has always been one of my favorites and his shuffle is most challenging. On a personal note…you are a nice looking man…trim your beard so you don’t look like a ZZ Top wannabe. Love your style and the way you make lessons so relevant. Keep rocking brother! Bob ???? Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm So glad the lessons help Bob! Glad you’re still hangin’ around, despite the beard ;^) Gina says: February 3, 2017 at 11:20 am I had worked on the Rosanna and Fool in the rain grooves before but I really liked the way you broke it down and moved the accents around. Great exercise for hand workout! Awesome video! Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm Glad it helped Gina! Corey says: February 3, 2017 at 1:05 pm Great approach to building a strong foundation for the groove. Seems like you could apply a similar method, by breaking down the component parts, as you bring the feet into the picture. Thanks! Stephen says: February 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm Absolutely Corey, that’s the idea.Slowly add elements into the mix Mark Wolfe says: February 3, 2017 at 7:34 pm Excellent lesson, we sometimes make things harder than they truly are! Thank you so very much for sharing you’re very appreciated. Stephen says: February 4, 2017 at 10:14 am You’re more than welcome Mark! Angelo Rinella says: February 4, 2017 at 4:04 pm Hey Stephen, Your older video is the first one i saw of you breaking the shuffle down that’s when i decided to subscribe to the drum shed. I started working with the exercise and drove myself crazy till i was able to combine the ghost notes,accent on the third, and place the bass beats all in order. Still work with it a lot. Thanks for another great lesson on breaking the sticking down,learned so much from you!!!!! Ivan says: February 4, 2017 at 3:52 pm It’s a really good lesson. Thanks. Rick says: February 5, 2017 at 9:03 am Hi Stephen, I first heard the half time shuffle when Bernard Purdie was with King Curtis (That dates me!!) I love Bonhams “Heavier” version. I have never been able to get it just right. Breaking it down like you have done is enormously useful and reminds me that we should all start at the beginning with baby steps and break it down into the bare components no matter what we are playing. Thanks Stephen, an excellent lesson…. Stephen says: February 6, 2017 at 11:34 am Thanks Rick! Anton says: February 6, 2017 at 8:36 am Stephen, Good lesson. Methodically correct and very useful. Please, I would kindly ask you to give a few tips on developing good timing and solid groove while working with a click. This comes to me especially after this weekend working in a studio and laying some tracks without bass amp thumping on the other side of the room. The bass channel in my cans did not do for me, and I was feeling very very awkwardly. However, the engineer was very happy the way I’ve done it. Any suggestions? John Iacona says: February 14, 2017 at 8:58 am Great lesson. I really like the way you broke everything down to the basic elements of the groove. Stephen says: February 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm So glad it hit you where you needed John! Kevin O'Brien says: March 12, 2017 at 5:57 pm I love the Purdie shuffle, thank you breaking the sticking down. This proves to me that I need more lessons from you, thanks! Kevin O'Brien says: March 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm Can you show me how to break down BB King’s The Trill Is Gone, especially the kick drum part, thank you.