Create drum beats with a drum machine. Many of the software programs contain programmable beats. This helps to make your creative life fast and easy, especially to be performing and earning money in a very short period of time. There is an opportunity create your own beats and to edit. Let your creativity come alive by feeling the drum beats and recording music for others to enjoy.
You are really getting serious about your music and you want more. One of the basic things to do is to understand drum beats. I would recommend that you take the time to listen to live drummers. Talk to them and learn about the rhythms and styles which they prefer or enjoy playing and why.
Knowing how drummers think and the why behind their thoughts will help you to create new sounds to add to your beat software. Of the drummers which I have spoken to and participated with they do say to listen, allowing the song to become very familiar. Hum along or hear the music in your mind as you play your beats.
Know the song
Hear the song in your head as you are playing the music. Truly understand the song. You may wish to change the rhythm to add interest. It is alright to do this, but stay within the music. Do not change the main rhythm, but add to it to make it more interesting.
People enjoy the song as it is. If you alter the rhythm which takes away from the song, they will be upset. On the other hand if their song has not been altered and your additions made it better; great! The beats need to have an intimate conversation between your self and your audience.