'A A A B' Switching Between 3/4 And 4/4

Switching between 3/4 and 4/4 using just groove patterns

This lesson will follow an 'A A A B' structure only this time you will switch the time signature of the 'A' section to 3/4 and the 'B' to 4/4. This means the last bar of fill is a beat longer than the rest of the phrase. The aim here is to further improve your ability to move through different time signatures.

The structure for this exercise will look like this:

A four bar phrase using 3/4 and 4/4.

Written below are five examples of parts you could play for this structured pattern. In all examples the 'B' is a Groove In 4/4.


Example 1

A four bar phrase using 3/4 and 4/4.


Example 2

A four bar phrase using 3/4 and 4/4.


Example 3

A four bar phrase using 3/4 and 4/4.


Example 4

A four bar phrase using 3/4 and 4/4.


Example 5

A four bar phrase using 3/4 and 4/4.


TASK

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  • Create your own versions of these patterns.