A A B C Patterns Using A '1e+a e+a 3' Double Kick Rhythm

A four bar pattern where a '1e+a e+a3' rhythm is played on the kick.

In this lesson you will be shown five simple 'AABC' patterns in 4/4, all of which use a rhythmic double kick pattern. The point of these exercises is to both improve your double kick playing ability 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.


Example 1

A four bar phrase based on a rhythmic double kick part


Example 2

A four bar phrase based on a rhythmic double kick part


Example 3

A four bar phrase based on a rhythmic double kick part


Example 4

A four bar phrase based on a rhythmic double kick part


Example 5

A four bar phrase based on a rhythmic double kick part


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 groove concept to various other phrasing ideas.