From the recording Every Groove A Bluesman Needs To Know
Rock Beat in A
This beat is pretty simple to describe and a very basic rock beat, with a strong backbeat. The bass drum hits beats one & three, while the snare hits beat two & four creating a straight-ahead old time rock sound, as Bob Seger so perfectly used for his hit song "Old Time Rock n' Roll". The high hat hits both the down and up beats which gives a one-and-two-and-three-and-four-and, one- and-two-and-three-and-four-and feel. The bass guitar drives it just like the high hat does, playing the down and up beats. Chuck Berry made a great career with this type groove.