Double Time Grooves Using Double 16th Kicks

Double time grooves that have double 16th note bass drums rather than straight eighth notes.

In this lesson you will be revisiting Double Time Grooves and adding in some double 16th notes. These grooves won't be too challenging until you hit the higher tempos but it would be beneficial to read the previous lesson linked above as well as our Level 2 Foot Speed lesson.

A counting checker has been included for each groove to ensure you have the timing right. In each example start off at a slow tempo and gradually build the speed up, use the Two Minute Rule if necessary.


Groove 1

This groove is essentially a sped up version of the groove covered in this lesson.

Groove 1 Check Your Counting:

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


Groove 2

Now add an extra 16th note to the groove above.

Groove 2 Check Your Counting:

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


Groove 3

Then use double 16ths on each beat.

Groove 3 Check Your Counting:

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


Groove 4

This groove makes use of eighth note rests.

Groove 4 Check Your Counting:

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


Groove 5

This groove also makes use of eighth note rests.

Groove 5 Check Your Counting:

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


TASKS

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all grooves up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  2. Create your own variations on these patterns. Write as many down as possible.
  3. Use these patterns as part of a longer phrase.