Co-Ordination Exercise Using 16th Notes

Speeding up the previous independence exercises by using 16th notes then combining with 8th notes.

In this lesson we will be extending our previous Co Ordination Exercise to include 16th notes. These exercises will obviously be twice as fast as all eighth note exercises so you should be prepared to spend some time building up speed.


Exercise 1

Right Hand – Right Foot.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Exercise 2

Left Hand – Right Foot.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Exercise 3

Right Hand – Left Foot.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Exercise 4

Left Hand – Left Foot.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


TASKS

  1. Learn all exercises at a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  2. Combine all four exercises to create a four bar long pattern.
  3. Experiment with different orchestrations.

Combining Note Values Exercise

It can be useful when working on building up speed in this exercise to switch from playing a bar of eighth notes to playing a bar of 16th notes. That would look like this:

Exercise 5

Hands and right foot

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Exercise 6

Hands and left foot

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


TASKS

:

  1. Learn exercises 5 and 6 at a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  2. Experiment with reversing the pattern, so starting each exercise on a foot rather than a hand.