Train Groove Played Over Sextuplets

Simulate a double kick pattern using one bass drum and the floor tom.

In this lesson you will be varying the base rhythm of the train groove from straight sixteenths to sixteenth note triplets. This creates an incredibly fast groove that, even with simple kick patterns, sounds very complex and intricate. At the bottom of the page you will find a list of links to lessons useful when learning these parts, this includes a lot of hand speed exercises.

The base hand part is a full bar of sextuplets with accents creating a back beat on counts two and four with right hands. That looks like this:

The base rhythm

Spend some time on familiarizing yourself with this snare part focusing on both the dynamic level of the accents and ensuring note placement is accurate whilst playing at high tempo.

Listed below are several versions of this hand pattern with bass drums applied underneath, in some examples I have included a left foot count too. It is worth noting that when a foot falls on an '+' count, it will be inline with a left hand snare. I have only used simple level 0 style kicks at this point.


Example 1

A train groove based on sixteenth note triplets


Example 2

A train groove based on sixteenth note triplets


Example 3

A train groove based on sixteenth note triplets


Example 4

A train groove based on sixteenth note triplets


Example 5

A train groove based on sixteenth note triplets


Example 6

A train groove based on sixteenth note triplets


TASK

  • Learn all exercises up to a tempo of at least 130bpm with accurate note placement.
  • Use the given parts as inspiration to create your own feet patterns.
  • Apply this pattern to a phrased example as either the groove or fill.