Double 16th Kicks Starting On An Eighth Note

Some grooves with two quick 16th note bass drums played on a single foot that start on a numbered or '+' count.

In this lesson I am going to give some grooves that involve playing two sixteenth note kicks together. These kicks will be quite quick so don't be afraid to slow the tempo right down whilst learning them. A counting checker box is given for each exercise to make sure you are counting correctly.

On this page all doubles start on an eighth note, there is Another Lesson available where similar patterns are used that end on an eighth notes.


Example 1

Example 1 Check Your Counting:

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The counting for this rhythm is: 1e+ 2 + 3e+ 4 +


Example 2

Example 2 Check Your Counting:

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The counting for this rhythm is: 1 + 2 +a3 + 4 +


Example 3

Example 3 Check Your Counting:

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The counting for this rhythm is: 1e+ 2 +a3 + 4 +


Example 4

Example 4 Check Your Counting:

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The counting for this rhythm is: 1e+ 2 +a3 +a4 +a


Example 5

Example 5 Check Your Counting:

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The counting for this rhythm is: 1 + 2 + 3e+ 4 +a


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all grooves up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  2. Create your own variations on these patterns. Write as many down as possible.

Try a similar lesson on grooves with double 16th kicks that End On An Eighth Note.