Before we jump in to the 5 tips to improve your groove we will define what a drummers groove actually is first. ‘Pocket Drumming’ is what we nearly always refer to when we talk about a drummers groove.
‘Pocket Drumming’ is setting up a beat that is very strong and compelling. This very strong and compelling beat should have such a solid tempo that it becomes a ‘Comfortable Pocket’ for the band to play to.
The aim of a solid drummers groove is to lay down a beat with steady and perfect technique, with few fills or frills. The drummers groove should drive the music on. Now that we have defined the drummers groove lets look at our 5 tips to improve your groove.