3/4 A A A B Exercises With Sixteenth Note Fills

Further develop your playing in 3/4 with these structured patterns.

These lessons expand on our A A A B Exercises Using Eighth Note Fills in the time signature of 3/4 by replacing the eighth notes in the fills with sixteenth notes. Again, the aim here is to improve your ability to switch from groove to fill and back again without any breaks in timing whilst in 3/4. Play the exercises along to a metronome to ensure you are getting the timing right. It may also be worth learning the fill before attempting to play the full pattern. Remember, the most important thing is to repeat the phrase over several times.


Example 1

A four bar phrase using sixteenth note fills in 3/4.

Example 2

A four bar phrase using sixteenth note fills in 3/4.

Example 3

A four bar phrase using sixteenth note fills in 3/4.

Example 4

A four bar phrase using sixteenth note fills in 3/4.

Example 5

A four bar phrase using sixteenth note fills in 3/4.

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 using a variety of grooves and fills.