I am currently playing with this band that does a lot of blues rock kinda stuff. They all know I love to play reggae so we have worked up a reggaeish original. The problem is that the drummer cant play much besides rock and roll and he is basically playing a rock beat during the reggae portion of the song. It drives me crazy but the rest of the band is oblivious and they think it is fine (none of them listen to hardly any reggae). I finally sat down at the drumset the past two practices and showed the drummer how to play a one drop reggae beat, which is probably one of the most common drum beats you hear in reggae. He can not play a one drop. I mean, the beat is so simple that even I can play it, and I don't really play drums, so I know he is capable of playing it. I just think he has played rock for so long that he can't get a handle on the reggae beat. I made the drummer a tape last week of all one drop reggae tunes but I havent had a chance to give it to him yet. So I'm trying to figure out what to do. Should I keep going with the song as it is and grit my teeth, should I revamp the song and take out the reggae part of it, or should I keep hammering at trying to teach my drummer the one drop?