The Purdie Shuffle or half time shuffle was made famous by the legendary drummer, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. Check out the videos and article below if you are interested in learning about the Purdie Shuffle. For more info on the incredible Bernard Purdie, I encourage you to check out his website: www.bernardpurdie.com
Here is a video of Bernard Purdie "splaining" the Purdie Shuffle himself. You can also hear him playing it on songs such as Steely Dan's "Home at Last" and "Babylon Sisters".
Another example of the Purdie shuffle is on Toto's "Rosanna" which is played by drummer, Jeff Porcaro. Check out the video below with Jeff explaining how he used this groove as the basis of the beat for "Rosanna".
Another great example of the Purdie shuffle is "Fool in the Rain" by Led Zeppelin with John Bonham on drums. Check out the audio file below:
Last but not least, here's a Modern Drummer article written by Jim Payne where he explains step-by-step how he learned the Purdie shuffle.
J.J. Clarke, musician and drum instructor
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