A A A B Exercises With 'B' As A 2/4 Fill

Replacing the usual 'B' section with a fill in 2/4.

This lesson will follow the structure discussed in the 'A A A B' lesson only this time you will switch the time signature of the 'B' section to 2/4. This means the last bar of fill is two beats shorter than the rest of the phrase. The aim here is to further improve your ability to move through different time signatures.

The structure for this exercise will look like this:

A four bar phrase using 2/4 for the 'B' section.

Written below are five examples of parts you could play for this structured pattern. In all examples the 'B' is a Fill In 2/4. A note on how the 'B' section has been constructed is included.


Example 1

A simple roll around the kit in groups of four.

A four bar phrase using 2/4.


Example 2

A roll around the kit in groups of two.

A four bar phrase using 2/4.


Example 3

Using a mixture of eighth and sixteenth notes.

A four bar phrase using 2/4.


Example 4

Using a 16th Note Grouping with crashes.

A four bar phrase using 2/4.


Example 5

Using snares and floor toms to create a rhythmic pattern.

A four bar phrase using 2/4.


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  2. Create your own versions of these patterns.