Double Time Grooves With 16th Note Rests

Double time grooves that have 16th rests.

In this lesson you will be developing the grooves learned in our previous double time grooves lesson by adding 16th note rests. These patterns will involve playing a 16th note 'between' the hi hats so it might be worth working on our 16th Note Hand / Foot Independence Lesson before starting this 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 is the same as the first groove from the previous lesson but you will be replacing the first of the double 16th notes with a rest.

Groove 1 Check Your Counting:

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


Groove 2

Now add the 16th note rest pattern on beat 3. If we compare this groove to groove 1 you could say that the kick that was on beat three has been 'displaced' to the right. This basically means it has been shuffled across to the next 16th note.

Groove 2 Check Your Counting:

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


Groove 3

In this groove beat 1 has also been displaced.

Groove 3 Check Your Counting:

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


Groove 4

This groove contains both eighth and sixteenth note rests.

Groove 4 Check Your Counting:

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


Groove 5

This groove also contains both eighth and sixteenth note rests.

Groove 5 Check Your Counting:

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


Groove 6

Here you are adding in some double 16th kicks as well as 16th rests.

Groove 6 Check Your Counting:

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


Groove 7

This groove combines all ideas covered in this lesson. So you have double 16th kicks, eighth note rests and sixteenth note rests.

Groove 7 Check Your Counting:

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The counting for this rhythm is: 1 + 2e+ 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.