An excellent approach to expressing yourself is through the creation of music and rhythms. Making and sharing your music with friends of any age is a fun and creative way to remain in touch with friends of all ages.

Every budding music producer should have a basic understanding of how to build beats and which patterns to use for various genres of music, such as electronic dance music (EDM), hip-hop, trap, and pop.

Each includes all the drum patterns, a tutorial on how to use the beat in your music, and a brief history of the moment.

Backbeat of rock

Everything on this list is built on a backbeat rhythm. When you count 1 2 3 4, the “backbeats” are 2 and 4. The snare drum hits on the backbeat, and audiences tend to clap!

Every kind of music has a distinct rhythm that may be found in this beat. However, the earliest known backbeat rhythms date centuries to the West African Djembe drumming style.


While some consider the Boom Bap the original hip-hop beat, others think it a precursor to today’s rap music. The bass or kick drum makes a ‘boom,’ while the snare drum makes a ‘bap.’

Boom Bap has a fairly distinct backbeat (beats 2 and 4), but the ‘lazy kick,’ or slightly swinging 16th notes in the kick pattern, sets it apart from a conventional rock beat.

The Roland TR-808 Drum Machine, made in1980, has a lot to do with the sound of the Boom Bap.


This beat pattern can be utilized as techno, dance, disco, club, house, or even a pop beat, depending on the tempo (the pace of the music). Using a “four-on-the-floor” kick pattern, this is the first beat on our list to employ the bass drum every moment.

An off-beat hi-hat element is inserted into the mix to counterbalance the kick drum’s relentless pounding. People get up and dance when they hear this kind of Techno music.


Electronic dance music (EDM) was founded on house music, which uses the “four-on-the-floor” kick rhythm and off-beat hi-hat patterns, but also adds an extra layer of syncopation instead of a regular backbeat. This is one of the most popular EDM styles.

On the “a” (fourth 16th note) of the first and third beats, just before the area where the snare drum would normally play the backbeat, you’ll hear a shaker (or sometimes a clap) portion. An ever-rolling and continuous sound to a house beat result from this!


The Dembow is a four-on-the-floor pattern that served as the foundation for a genre of music known as Reggaetón, which rose to prominence in Puerto Rico in the early 1990s.

The driving kick of the techno rhythm is slowed down and replaced with syncopated hits and ghost notes (soft) on the snare, while the backbeat is replaced with syncopated hits and ghost notes. You get a beat that instantly makes you want to dance and brings to mind a sunny beach somewhere…


Since the BPM (Beats Per Minute) of the Drum and Bass beat is at least 170 or higher, it stands out from the other beats on our list. Even though the Drum and Bass pattern sound quite similar to a normal rock backbeat when played slowly, it takes on a completely distinct sound when played quickly.

A powerful and energetic drum beat rhythm and full and round sounding bass parts characterize D’n’B music, which emerged in the UK in the 1990s. Tempo and 16th note syncopation on the hi-hat cymbals provide the pattern with its vigor.