Learn to play Ride by Twenty One Pilots
Featuring your favorite songs, Melodics creates bite-sized lessons that level up your skills on the drums.
Follow our step by step breakdown of Ride to listen to every part and learn how to play it yourself. Want to take your skills even further? Download the Melodics app where you can access hundreds of lessons, track every hit and measure your improvement.
Twenty One Pilots, consisting of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, blends alternative rock and pop elements in their music. In "Ride," the drummer's versatile style shines, incorporating electronic elements and live drumming to create an engaging and energetic track. The band's drummer contributes to their unique sound, setting them apart in the contemporary music landscape.
Intro and verse
Play 1/16 notes on the hi-hat, counting "1-e-&-a-2-e-&-a-3-e-&-a-4-e-&-a" as you play. Play the kick on beats 1 and 4, and snare on 2.
In bar 4, add kick on beat 3 and snare on 4-&. After a 4 bar break, repeat the pattern again.
Drop down to just snare backbeats in the beginning of the chorus. After 4 bars, return to the verse beat, adding crashes in the beginning and middle.
Return to the stripped back snare backbeats to start the bridge. Move to a simple beat with the hi-hat following the kick and snare.
Build up with 1/4 notes on the kick and 1/16 notes on the hi-hat. Use the sticking R-L-R-R-L-R to move from snare to hi tom and low tom, and return to the chorus groove.
Combine and play
Now combine the sections to play the full arrangement. Remember to use Practice Mode to slow down and loop any sections you are having trouble with.
Melodics is the best way to build your musical skills
- Twenty One Pilots' Ride is a great song for intermediate and advanced drummers to play. Download Melodics to break down the song and play other lessons and songs for all skill levels.
- Skill in playing the unconventional drum pattern with a mixture of electronic and acoustic elements, ability to maintain a consistent rhythm while incorporating electronic triggers and samples, creativity to add unique drum fills and textures that complement the song's style.
- F# major
You can navigate to where Songs are in Melodics via the [Explore] >[Songs] section of the app.
Anyone with Melodics and a MIDI drums, keys or pads instrument can browse and audio preview any song in the catalog for free. Currently, you must have a subscription for a Melodics Songs plan in order to access the learning and playing component of Songs lesson content.
- Melodics subscribers prior to our September 1st 2022 launch have a free upgrade to the Songs tier from your Standard plan (thanks for believing in us!). Missed the memo? Get in touch.
- For Standard Tier subscribers (post September 1st 2022) and Melodics free users: Check out Melodics’ plans to upgrade to Songs, visit melodics.com/plans
The high caliber to which our music team produce our renditions for each song and try to capture the original sound and spirit behind the music and artists is unparalleled in the world of music-learning apps.
It’s really important when you’re learning popular music that you get a proper chance to focus without distraction — that means no bad renditions, dinky instruments or shoddy vocal attempts allowed!
With Melodics, we want your experience of playing your favorite songs to feel authentic — like you’re sitting in with the band itself
Melodics launched Songs on September 1st, 2022 with 59 songs in the catalog. Across keys, pads and drums instruments, with multiple levels of difficulty for each song, that’s over 200 distinct lessons for songs to play, plus 1500+ lessons, exercises, courses and a Guided Path to get your skills up to speed!
We always have more Songs in production, and we’ll be doing more Song bundle drops regularly so the catalog grows and stays fresh.
Songs are only available to Premium plan subscribers. As a free user you can preview songs and hear how they sound by hitting the lesson audio preview. If you’d like an idea of how learning songs with Melodics can benefit your broader musical journey, check out our article on navigating your learning journey.