Eighth Note Drag With Simple Feet

A similar set of exercises to the quarter note versions of this exercise where feet ostinatos are added to an eighth note flam.

This lessons follows on from our Quarter Note Drag With Simple Feet lesson. It will be much easier to follow if you are familiar with the content from that lesson.

All you will be doing in the exercises on this page is taking the ideas presented in the lesson linked above and applying them under flammed eighth notes. The purpose of this is really just the same as in the other lesson, to get you comfortable adding in grace notes whilst various other things are happening.

Through this set of exercises you will be playing the rudiment as eighth notes whilst playing a standard foot ostinato underneath that will be made up of crotchets or quavers. All exercises will involve playing something with a foot at exactly the same time as playing something with a hand. It is hugely important that these notes are played exactly at the same time so I strongly recommend you work through the lessons in this Hand to Foot Syncronization Exercise.


Exercise 1

Adding feet under a drag


Exercise 2

Adding feet under a drag


Exercise 3

Adding feet under a drag


Exercise 4

Adding feet under a drag


Exercise 5

Adding feet under a drag


Exercise 6

Adding feet under a drag


Exercise 7

Adding feet under a drag


Exercise 8

Adding feet under a drag


Exercise 9

Adding feet under a drag


Exercise 10

Adding feet under a drag


TASKS

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of 120bpm with good hand technique.
  2. Use standard, reversed and alternate sticking patterns with each exercise.
  3. Create your own feet patterns for the exercises.
  4. Play all exercises as a continuous pattern, then repeat.