- Keep the bass drum nice and solid. Fat kick sound helps both of these patterns groove.
- Any unaccented notes in the hands should essentially be played as ghost notes.
- In the first example, count four is played as a buzzed snare drum stroke in the left hand, and an open hi-hat note in the right hand. Try to get both sounds to last until count one.
As I've stated before, it can be helpful to try playing these grooves with a variety of styles. If you can make them groove to Metallica, Keith Urban, Frank Sinatra, Bach and Enya, you can play them anywhere.