Double Kick Subdivision Exercise

Develop your left foot accuracy with this simple lesson.

In this lesson you will be developing your left foot by using subdivision to create a set of exercises. The aim of these lessons is to improve your left foot accuracy to get the notes it plays falling exactly where you want them to. Each exercise starts by playing a slower note value, you will then use the left foot to double the note value. You will then reverse the patterns.

When playing these exercises make sure your left foot is playing at the same volume as the right. Because this is generally your weaker foot it may need some attention. If you don't have the equiptment to use double kick the left foot hi hat will work just as well.


Quarter Note To Eighth Note Exercise

You will start by playing a bar of quarter notes on the right foot then a bar of eighth notes with the left foot playing the '+' counts.

The quarter note to eighth note exercise.


Quarter Note To Eighth Note Reverse Exercise

Play bar of quarter notes on the left foot followed by a bar of eighth notes with the right foot playing the '+' counts.

The reversed quarter note to eighth note exercise.

TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get the exercise up to a tempo of around 150bpm.

Eighth Note To Sixteenth Note Exercise

You will start by playing a bar of eighth notes on the right foot then a bar of sixteenth notes with the left foot playing the 'e' and 'a' counts.

The eighth note to sixteenth note exercise.


Eighth Note To Sixteenth Note Reverse Exercise

Play bar of eighth notes on the left foot followed by a bar of sixteenth notes with the right foot playing the 'e' and 'a' counts.

The reversed eighth note to sixteenth note exercise.

TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get the exercise up to a tempo of around 110bpm.