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What is the equivalent of a guitar riff on the drums?

i.e. what is the name for the repeated series of notes on the drums? or am I making myself look a fool and is just called the beat? eg, on a guitar the repeated set of notes is called a riff..

I'm a noob, please don't slaughter me

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    It's just known as a Drum riff.

    http://www.8notes.com/drum_riffs/

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  • alpern
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Drum Riff

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  • 10 years ago

    Well, drums don't exactly have notes the same way guitars do. But I think "drum solo" would be the closest thing - it's not called a riff.

    At certain points of a song, usually at the end of a set of 4 bars, there is often a dead space that drummers will "fill" with a bit of heavy hitting - that's just called a fill.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    What is the equivalent of a guitar riff on the drums?

    i.e. what is the name for the repeated series of notes on the drums? or am I making myself look a fool and is just called the beat? eg, on a guitar the repeated set of notes is called a riff..

    I'm a noob, please don't slaughter me

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  • OU812
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    With drums you basically have the back beat and fills, that's it. A drum solo is nothing more than a collection of beats and fills put together.

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  • 10 years ago

    My drummer friends refer to "grooves". I think that's the closest comparison with a riff on a guitar.

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  • 10 years ago

    They are referred to as drum fills or drum breaks.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Ostinato

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  • 10 years ago

    drums really don't have notes or chords. they have rhythms & tones.

    Source(s): my musikal expertise.
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