'AAAB' In 6/8 Half Time

A simple eight bar pattern based in a 6/8 half time feel.

In this lesson you will be shown five simple 'AAAB' patterns in 6/8, all of which have grooves with a half time feel. The fills will be built to fit around this feel also. The point of these exercises is to both improve your half time playing in this time signature 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 in 6/8 based on patterns in half time


Example 2

A four bar phrase in 6/8 based on patterns in half time


Example 3

A four bar phrase in 6/8 based on patterns in half time


Example 4

A four bar phrase in 6/8 based on patterns in half time


Example 5

A four bar phrase in 6/8 based on patterns in half time


TASK

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  • Create your own versions of these patterns based on the original phrase.