Here is a very short drum lesson video tutorial to show a linear drumbeat. Linear grooves simply involve playing only one note at a time. It’s as easy as that!

So in essence these are the simplest beats in the world because you never have to layer up notes. The trick is to learn each note slowly to work out which limb plays on which beat. Start slow, add one note at a time and gradually build up the speed as you become familiar with the linear drum beat.

You will have it sounding fast and smooth before you know it.