'AAAB' Based On A Sub-Divided Eighth Note Blast Beat

A simple four bar pattern where the grooves are built from blast beats.

In this lesson you will be shown five simple 'AAAB' patterns in 4/4, all of which are based around a sub divided eighth note blast beat. The point of these exercises is to both improve your ability to play this style of groove and to give you some ideas for applying these parts practically. At the bottom of the page you will find some useful links that will help the learning process.

Use all given examples as a starting point to create your own versions of the part.


Example 1

A four bar phrase built around sub divided eighth note blast beats

Example 2

A four bar phrase built around sub divided eighth note blast beats

Example 3

A four bar phrase built around sub divided eighth note blast beats

Example 4

A four bar phrase built around sub divided eighth note blast beats

Example 5

A four bar phrase built around sub divided eighth note blast beats

TASK

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 150bpm.
  • Create your own versions of these patterns based on the original phrase.
  • Apply the same constant double kick idea to various other phrasing ideas.