Shuffle Track

The Shuffle Track

How it works




Take the test

The Testing Rules:

1. Each can be attempted only twice during any testing session.

2. You may administer the test all at once or lesson by lesson as you learn them.

3. You can either choose to test yourself, ask a friend or parent to monitor your test, or upload a video of your test to the Student YouTube Channel. If you do a video, please follow the testing rules. You’re only cheating yourself if you don’t.

The Test

Session 1: Beginner-Play all exercises at 80bpm.
Intermediate-Play all exercises at 110bpm.
Expert-Play all exercises at 130bpm.

Session 2: Beginner-Play all exercises at 80bpm.
Intermediate-Play all exercises at 110bpm.
Expert-Play all exercises at 130bpm.

Session 3: Beginner-Play all exercises at 80bpm.
Intermediate-Play all exercises at 110bpm.
Expert-Play all exercises at 130bpm.

Session 4: Beginner-Play all exercises at 80bpm.
Intermediate-Play all exercises at 110bpm.
Expert-Play all exercises at 130bpm.

Session 5: Beginner-Play all exercises at 80bpm.
Intermediate-Play all exercises at 110bpm.
Expert-Play all exercises at 130bpm.

Session 6: Beginner-Play all exercises at 80bpm.
Intermediate-Play all exercises at 110bpm.
Expert-Play all exercises at 130bpm.

Session 7: Beginner-Learn to play all parts of the pattern at 100bpm.
Intermediate-Learn to play all parts of the pattern at 130bpm.
Expert-Learn to play all parts of the pattern at 180bpm.

Session 1

#386 The Shuffle
Description

This is a basic lesson that explains what a shuffle is, how to count it, and how to play it.

Session 2

#464 The Quarter Note Shuffle
Description

This lesson teaches you how to play quarter notes on the ride or hihat while you maintain a shuffle feel. The lesson presents several grooves to learn and teaches you how to incorporate a basic fill.

Session 3

#465 Quarter Note Shuffle Variations
Description

In this lesson you will learn 10 variations on the basic quarter note shuffle groove.

Session 4

#468 Shuffling with the Bass Drum
Description

In this lesson you will learn how to play a shuffle with the kick drum. This is not an easy pattern to play for long periods of time and it’s a great workout for your kick foot.

Session 5

#470 Quarter Note Bass Drum Shuffles
Description

In this lesson you will learn how to play combine a quarter note ride pattern with the kick drum shuffle groove. This is not an easy pattern to play for long periods of time and it’s a great workout for your kick foot.

Session 6

#479 The Jazz Shuffle
Description

In this lesson you will learn the basics of a jazz shuffle and how it differs from a regular shuffle.

Session 7

#500 The Straight Eighth Note Shuffle
Description

This lesson dives into a groove that was made popular by John Bonham on “Rock N Roll” and continues to be popular in the country genre.