'AAAB' In 3/4 With A Swung Feel

Some examples of how to construct four bar drum parts in 3/4 for drum kit in swing time. All examples follow an 'AAAB' structure.

The four bar phrases presented in this lesson continue exploring the 'AAAB' Structure, this time focusing on playing with a swung feel in the time signature of 3/4. The intention here is to improve your familiarity with the structure, your ability to play in swing and increase your options for fills. In all exercises the swing time short hand notation is used and you can read more about this at the bottom of the page.


Example 1

A four bar phrase in swing time.


Example 2

A four bar phrase in swing time.


Example 3

A four bar phrase in swing time.


Example 4

A four bar phrase in swing time.


Example 5

A four bar phrase in swing time.


TASK

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  • Create your own versions of these patterns.