A simple variation on the three bar 'AAB' pattern learned earlier in this section, similar to the level 1 'AABB' patterns.
In this lesson you will be learning a variation on the three bar AAB pattern learned previously at this level. To construct this new version you will take a similar approach to the level 2 AABB style patterns but you with one of the 'A' sections removed. So as with the AABB pattern, you will have a two bar fill ending the phrase. This is similar to the ABC version but there is no lead into the fill.
The structure for these patterns is this:
This structure could be used in similar circumstances discussed in the previous three bar phrase lesson linked above. Listed below are several example of this structure with a drum kit part applied. I have used a variety of different construction ideas but feel free to create your own parts. All patterns on this page are in the time signature of 4/4, separate lessons will be given for different time signatures.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
- Create your own versions of these patterns based on the original phrase.