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.
- 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.