Two Bar 7/8 Grooves In Simple Time

An introduction to playing basic simple time grooves in 7/8.

On this page I have simply provided a selection of six grooves, all in simple time 7/8. Various different construction methods having been used with the last couple of examples being slightly more difficult. At the bottom of the page you will find a list of links to lessons you may find helpful, if you find yourself struggling with any particular groove have a look through some of these.

The intention of this lesson is just to expand your knowledge of 7/8 grooves and to give you some ideas for creating your own two bar simple time 7/8 grooves.


Example 1

A two bar simple 7/8 groove


Example 2

A two bar simple 7/8 groove


Example 3

A two bar simple 7/8 groove


Example 4

A two bar simple 7/8 groove


Example 5

A two bar simple 7/8 groove


Example 6

A two bar simple 7/8 groove


TASKS

  • Learn the grooves above up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  • Think about fill construction in compound 7/8.
  • Create some 8 bar phrases in simple 7/8.