Using simple orchestration ideas and sixteenth kicks to create a complex sounding groove.
In this lesson you will be learning a groove inspired by the song The Vengeful One by Disturbed. The groove in question is used as a variation in the middle 8 at around 2:58 in the video linked. The part is a one bar common time groove built from a sixteenth note double kick with a sixteenth note rhythm ride part over the stop.
Through this page the groove will be built up over a couple of steps to make the learning process a little easier. At the bottom of the page you will find a collection of links that you may find helpful when learning this part.
The start point is an eighth note right hand part played on the ride whilst the feet play kicks as a single stroke roll.
Add snares on counts 1 and 3 to create a fairly common double kick part. Make sure these snares line up with the appropriate kick
Add rides on the 'e' counts after 2 and 4, giving a '1e+' style movement all played with the right hand.
Add rides on the 'a' counts after 1 and 2, giving a '1ea+' style movement all played with the right hand. Note that the rides on counts 2 and 4 have been removed .
Add one final ride on the 'e' after counts 2 and 1, again this is played on the right hand.
- Learn the full groove up to a tempo of at least 85bpm, which is the speed of the song.
- Try playing a long to the full song, there will be some challenging parts.
- Apply the groove to a four or eight bar phrase.