This is a simple idea I stumbled upon today.
It's a little lick around the drums that's 5 notes long.
Here's a video of me playing it while (sort of) singing "A Train".
I also tried making the lick into a 15 note grouping so instead of it being a 5 note grouping that goes over the bar, in the bridge of the next example (again I'm thinking of A Train as I play) I'm playing 15 notes that are equidistant in the space of two bars of 4/4. Check it out, it has a feeling of slowing down in the bridge.
Whew! This is going to be another post that my Mom tells me she doesn't understand. Sorry!