'Take On Me' Verse Groove

A two bar groove incorporating a kick and snare played together using this Aha song as an example.

In this lesson you will be learning a groove inspired by the song Take On Me by Aha. You can hear the groove at around 36 seconds into the linked video. The groove in question is a fast two bar groove based on simple level 0 and 1 the uses a kick and snare played together of beat 2 of the first bar. The part is presented in a version of the left to right groove where the right hand is given in full from the start. At the bottom of the page you can find links to lessons you may find useful when learning this groove.


Step 1

Building up the groove


Step 2

Building up the groove


Step 3

Building up the groove


Step 4

Building up the groove


Step 5

Building up the groove


Step 6

Building up the groove


Step 7

Building up the groove


Step 8

Building up the groove


TASK

  • Learn all given examples up to a tempo of at least 173bpm which is the tempo of the song.
  • Experiment with creating your own grooves by placing kicks and snares in line.
  • Try playing a long to the full Aha song.