9/10: Beats

Beyoncé - “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”

In the previous beat examples, you may have noticed that the hihats usually play steady repeating patterns, often every half beat. But in this example, the sounds are used in somewhat unconventional ways. Here, there's still a steady pattern every half beat, but it's played by a clap sound, and there are no hihats at all.

The snare is played only once in the pattern. See if you can fill in this single hit.

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