Steve Gadd was one of the pioneers of creative drumming, and is way up there on the list of my dad’s favorite drummers. In this drum lesson video my dad shows you one of Gadd’s classic beats, using two ride surfaces.

This beat alone is sufficient for a lot of great circumstances in your drumming career. Learn it, and you’re a substantial step further on your path.

Can you make it to the funkified two ride version at the end of this video?
If you follow these instructions step by step, you can.

Also make sure to click here for the Steve Gadd Beat exercise PDF to follow along with this video.