Drumming legend Steve Gadd is a master of the shuffle, and here he presents a series of lessons containing different approaches to this classic and important rhythm. Included are performances with musical tracks.

Drumming legend Steve Gadd has created several lesson packs exclusively for Drum Guru! In these lessons, Steve shares many of the signature concepts, grooves and fills that have made him one of the most popular, important, and imitated drummers in the history of the instrument.

This is Steve Gadd Pack 3: Shuffles. Although Steve is known to be comfortable in all musical styles, he is without question an acknowledged master of the shuffle. Drummers and musicians the world over have admired his shuffle feel for years. In this pack Steve demonstrates different ways to play shuffles, giving you creative ideas while demonstrating his impeccable, time, feel and groove. You will also hear Steve demonstrate some of these ideas in context, as he plays along to 3 different tunes.

Here are the lessons that appear in this pack:

  • Shuffle 1
  • Shuffle 2: Foot Variations
  • Shuffle 3: Ride with Left-Foot Upbeats
  • Shuffle 4: Shuffle Right Hand with Left Foot 2 & 4
  • Shuffle 5: Hi-Hat Foot Quarters
  • Shuffle 6: Splashed Hi-Hat Foot Quarters
  • Texas Shuffle from Groove Essentials 2.0
  • Half-Time Shuffle from Groove Essentials 1.0
  • Half-Time Shuffle Demo
  • Groove 60 Slow From Groove Essentials 1.0




  • Steve Gadd


  • Drums


  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Jazz
  • R&B
  • Rock

Skill Level

  • Intermediate
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