'Vengeful One' Double Kick And 16th Ride Rhythm Groove

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.


Step 1

The start point is an eighth note right hand part played on the ride whilst the feet play kicks as a single stroke roll.

Building up the grove


Step 2

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

Building up the grove


Step 3

Add rides on the 'e' counts after 2 and 4, giving a '1e+' style movement all played with the right hand.

Building up the grove


Step 4

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 .

Building up the grove


Step 5

Add one final ride on the 'e' after counts 2 and 1, again this is played on the right hand.

Building up the grove


TASK

  • 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.