Let’s extend your grooves
When you are first learning the drums, every groove that you play starts over and in each bar the same groove is repeated. This definitely makes things easier to follow to start with.
If you listen to some of your favourite songs, you’ll probably find that a lot of the grooves are longer phrases. This lesson Rhythm - 2 7 3 focuses on two-bar grooves to dip your toe into, but the phrases could be longer still.
The first two exercises have very different grooves from the first to second bar. Get used to playing them slowly by themselves before combining them. While this type of groove shows up in a lot of music, even more common is a two-bar pattern where a lot of the pattern is shared with just a few variations. Example 3 demonstrates this and it can be a good technique to use when coming up with your own grooves as you can keep things interesting without straying too far from the original idea.
The grooves in this lesson might sound a little stale at first. Once you are comfortable playing them as notated, try adding some snare ghost notes to spice them up.