Skip beats are intermediate and above drum beats where the snare drum skips in between a regular 8th note hi hat ostinato.

The word syncopation is often used to describe the sound these kind of drum beats.

Skip beats can be heard in many styles of music, including funk, rock, drum and bass, pop, hip hop, and soul.

Try to master each drum beat seperately first, then start combining different grooves back to back with each other to make interesting drum loops or drum grooves.

Related: Beginners Snare Skip Beats
Related: Bass Drum Skip Beats