R&B Groove Pack 1

Groove and technique master John Blackwell demonstrates killer grooves from famous artists he has worked with and his influences.

John Blackwell is a drummer that can play in many styles, including rock, R&B, gospel, fusion, funk, jazz, and more. In this pack, he demonstrates killer R&B/pop grooves from classic artists such as The Time, Prince, Cameo, and Justin Timberlake. Each groove is demonstrated, and its accompanying concepts explained.

Here are the lessons that appear in this pack:

  1. Groove from “7-7-7-93-11” (The Time) (Prince audition)
  2. Playing in the Pocket Demo
  3. Groove from “Love Stone” (Justin Timberlake)
  4. Playing with Records: “Flirt” (Cameo)




  • John Blackwell


  • Drums


  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Gospel
  • R&B
  • Rock

Skill Level

  • Advanced
  • Intermediate
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