Groove Development: 05-11-2019 (2 Bar Double Kick With A '1e+' Right Hand Rhythm)

A 2 bar groove in 4/4 combining a '1e+' rhythm with constant sixteenth kicks.

you will learn a two bar groove in 4/4 that combines a constant sixteenth note kick with a '1e+' rhythm played on the ride. Around these base ideas various decoration is added with cymbals and snares. This will all be built up through a series of seven steps, each of which makes the part more difficult. It is also worth noting that each example creates its own perfectly decent sounding groove. In each step, a link to the original lesson of the concept applied is provided where appropriate, it is worth sidetracking and working through these lessons if you either get stuck or don't understand a particular step.

It's important you can play the step you are on comfortably at a decent tempo before progressing as any parts you get stuck on are going to appear in all subsequent steps. At the bottom of the page you will find a list of helpful links and a set of target tempos.

You can also download a version of this lesson in PDF format. In this pack you also get three sets of eight bar phrases using the final groove as a basis along with audio files in MP3 format of all drum parts. This also includes a drumless version of the backing track for you to play a long to. You can purchase this by clicking the button below.

NOTE that the file size of this pack is 15.1MB.


Step 1

The start point is the two base concepts. So you have Sixteenth Notes On The Kick with the right hand playing a '1e+' rhythm on the ride cymbal.

Developing a two bardouble kick groove


Step 2

Three different timings are applied over the two bars. The first bar is played entirely in half time, the start of the second bar is double time then the part ends in common time. For a recap on these see the last page.

Developing a two bardouble kick groove


Step 3

Add a snare On The 'a' after count 4 of the first bar.

Developing a two bardouble kick groove


Step 4

Add Crashes on the two double time style snares at the start of the second bar.

Developing a two bardouble kick groove


Step 5

On the back beat of the half time section, double up the back beat to two eight notes. On top of this add china cymbals.

Developing a two bardouble kick groove