Half Time Shuffle

For beginners and intermediate players, expert instructor Tommy Igoe explains one of the most asked-about drum grooves in history: the half-time shuffle.

This is Tommy Igoe’s Half-Time Shuffle pack. Tommy, one of the world’s foremost drumming educators, performers, and authors, clearly explains and demonstrates this amazing groove. Made famous in songs like “Fool in the Rain” (Led Zeppelin), “Rosanna” (Toto), “Home at Last” (Steely Dan), and “Babylon Sisters” (Steely Dan), this groove is often tricky for beginners and intermediate players, but Tommy’s clear instruction here will get you to understand how to add it to your own bag of tricks.

Here are the lessons that appear in this pack:

  1. Intro/Hi-Hat Pattern
  2. Add Snare and Bass Drum
  3. Adding the Ghost Notes
  4. Faster Tempo




  • Tommy Igoe


  • Drums


  • Blues
  • Funk
  • Gospel
  • R&B
  • Rock

Skill Level

  • Beginner
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