Difficulty LevelIn this free video drum lesson, I want to show you how to play the opening drum beat from the song “Elephant” by Tame Impala, featuring the drumming of Jay Watson.

The drum beat is basically a shuffle, with the bass drum being played on all four beats of the bar. But with the use of odd time signatures, and a cool little hi-hat turn around, the snare drum back beat gets turned around also creating a very cool and quirky pattern.

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“Elephant” (Tame Impala) DRUM BEAT – Free Video Drum Lesson

View the video on YouTube HERE – Learn How To Play Drum Beat Elephant Video Drum Lesson (Tame Impala & Jay Watson)


Elephant” Drum Beats – Transcription

"Elephant" - (Tame Impala) Drum Beat Video Drum Lesson Notation Chart Transcription Sheet Music Drum Lesson

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