Maypole Dreamer

From £5.00

Maypole Dreamer

From £5.00

Breezy, Lilting, Swung 6/8 Grooves played with Hotrods.

11 song sections at 75bpm – verses, choruses, coda, instrumental, and more

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Maypole Dreamer – Moveable Drum Song Slices

(These previews are low quality versions of the Maypole Dreamer ballad drum song slices).

Breezy, Lilting, Swung 6/8 Groove played with Hotrods.

We had a number of different song references in mind whilst planning and recording Maypole Dreamer. It’s swung 6/8 groove has its feet firmly in the folk/rock/ballad style, but could be used in many different song arrangements and genres.

WTF are Hotrods?

Hotrods are like a cross between sticks and brushes. Bunches of wooden kebab skewers basically. They make a unique sound as the small sticks brush the drum heads, and make a splashy sound on cymbals.

A hotrod on a ride cymbal is a really lovely thing – percussive with a quick attack and yet ringing at the same time.

Dave Grohl is partly responsible for the popularity of hotrods. He used them on the classic MTV Nirvana Unplugged recordings. They helped him feel that he was playing with drumsticks, whilst keeping his playing volume down during the acoustic session.

From Bridge to Coda

The movable arrangement sections cover the most conventional song parts. With intros, verses, choruses, bridge an upbeat coda and an instrumental section with a build. Move these sections around to suit your new or existing project. See the below specification for a full rundown of the sections.

There is also a tambourine part to lift the different arrangement sections.

Read more about…

… the recording and production of the Maypole Dreamer song slices pack.

Available in the usual Beat Shed packages

Mixes – Beats that have been lovingly mixed and treated ready for you to use. They come as CD quality (16 bit, 44.1khz ) stereo WAV files. All the audio you can hear in the previews are included as separate sections.

Multi-tracks – Dry, unmixed, individual audio files of each and every channel. They come as high resolution WAV files (24 bit, 44.1khz). All the audio you can hear in the previews are included as separate sections.

For more information about the packages and how they work, have a look at About The Beat Shed or the WTF page.


Package Type: Song Pack

Tempo: 75 BPM

Time signature: 6/8 Swung

Arrangement sections: 11

Genre/style: Ballad/Folk/Rock

Total Duration: 5 minutes, 16 seconds

FX: Various – Light reverb, compression

  • Intro
  • Verse 1
  • Chorus 1
  • Bridge
  • Verse 2
  • Chorus 2
  • Coda
  • Instrumental
  • Chorus 3
  • Outro
  • Final Hit

Channels: 14 (available as Multi-tracks)

  • Kick Inside
  • Kick Outside
  • Kick Sub
  • Under Snare
  • Over Snare
  • Hats
  • Rack Tom
  • Floor Tom
  • Overhead Left
  • Overhead Right
  • Room Ribbon
  • Room Valve – Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • Room Stereo

Files included in the packages

Mixes:12 WAV files (Stereo 16bit, 44.1 khz) – all arrangement sections PLUS complete song

Multi-tracks: 163 WAV files (24bit, 44.1kz) – all arrangement sections PLUS complete song.


You can also download the Spec Sheet here.
Any questions? Drop us a line.


Happy Shedding!

This Song Pack has siblings…

There is a Loops Pack and Sample Pack recorded with the same feel and setup to this Song Pack. If you want loops that are similar to the Maypole Dreamer ballad drum song slices then check out Hotrod Grooves in 6/8. There is also the HotRod Kit here which is the Sample Pack to use if you need extra hits with this Song Pack.

6/8 Hotrods Bundle

We also offer all three packs as a bundle at a 25% discount.


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