'A A A B' Structure In 9/8 Using Two Bar Grooves

A very simple variation on the standard 'AAAB' pattern that is cut a little shorter.

In this lesson you will be taking the AAAB pattern covered in a previous lesson and translating it to the time signature of 9/8. The other difference here is that each 'A' section is now played as a two bar groove, the 'B' section however remains a one bar fill. All exercises will just be this new combination of existing ideas so shouldn't present too many problems. The structure for the parts on this page is this:

A seven bar phrase

Listed below are several example of this structure with a drum kit part applied. I have used a variety of different construction ideas but feel free to create your own parts. At the bottom of the page you will find a collection of links to other lessons you may find useful when learning these parts.


Example 1

A seven bar phrase


Example 2

A seven bar phrase


Example 3

A seven bar phrase


Example 4

A seven bar phrase


Example 5

A seven bar phrase


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  2. Create your own versions of these patterns based on the original phrase.