Groove Basics Menu (Level 2)

  • 1 Handed 16th Note Grooves

    Grooves where the right hand plays 16th notes. A good stamina workout as well as a cool groove variation.

  • Adding Right Hand 16ths - Conclusion

    That concludes our introductory lesson in adding 16th note decoration to a hi hat part. In future lessons on this subject we will be mixing up the rhythms used, using different rhythms for...

  • Adding Right Hand 16ths - Introduction

    A guide on adding decorative 16th notes to a groove with the right hand.

  • Adding Right Hand 16ths - Rhythm 1 Multiple

    Now you've seen how the extra 16th notes fall into the groove I'm now going to give examples where the 16th notes appear more than once. Example 1 Hi Hat Rhythm Check Your Counting:Check Can't work...

  • Adding Right Hand 16ths - Rhythm 1 Single

    It's a little backwards, but I'll start with the fourth grouping covered which you can review here. Make sure you are familiar with the counting for the rhythm used in each lesson before...

  • Adding Right Hand 16ths - Rhythm 2 Multiple

    Here are some more examples where the 16th note rhythm is used more than once. Example 1 Hi Hat Rhythm Check Your Counting:Check Can't work it out? Click here for the answer. The counting for this...

  • Adding Right Hand 16ths - Rhythm 2 Single

    In this lesson we will be using the second 16th note grouping covered in our level 1 lesson. Again, make sure you are familiar with this rhythm and its counting before starting this lesson. Example...

  • Adding Right Hand 16ths - Rhythm 3 Multiple

    Here are some more examples where the 16th note rhythm is used more than once. Example 1 Hi Hat Rhythm Check Your Counting:Check Can't work it out? Click here for the answer. The counting for this...

  • Adding Right Hand 16ths - Rhythm 3 Single

    In this lesson we will be using the third 16th note grouping covered in our level 1 lesson. Again, make sure you are familiar with this rhythm and its counting before starting this lesson. This...

  • Counting Crotchets With The Left Foot

    A lesson on turning your left foot into a metronome that counts quarter notes.

  • Counting Quavers With The Left Foot

    Use eighth notes on the left foot as a time keeping device.

  • Double 16th Kicks Ending On An Eighth Note

    A list of grooves with two quick 16th note bass drums played on a single foot that end on a numbered or '+' count.

  • Double 16th Kicks Starting On An Eighth Note

    Some grooves with two quick 16th note bass drums played on a single foot that start on a numbered or '+' count.

  • Offbeat 16th Kicks

    A guide on how to add bass drums between the hi hats.

  • Offbeat 16th Kicks - Conclusion

    These sort of patterns are very common and deserve a lot of time perfecting. In future lessons we will be covering: Combining the four ideas shown in this series. Variations on orchestration. New ideas for...

  • Offbeat 16th Kicks - Pattern 1

    This first set of grooves all have a kick on the 'a' after beat 2. Around this I have given examples of different kick and snare combinations. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 Example 5 TASK Using...

  • Offbeat 16th Kicks - Pattern 2

    In this set of grooves all have a kick on the 'e' after beat 1. Around this I have given examples of different kick and snare combinations. Note that this pattern isn't very common. Example 1...

  • Offbeat 16th Kicks - Pattern 3

    In this set of grooves all have a kick on the 'a' after beat 4. Around this I have given examples of different kick and snare combinations. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 Example 5 TASK Using...

  • Offbeat 16th Kicks - Pattern 4

    In this set of grooves all have a kick on the 'e' after beat 3. Around this I have given examples of different kick and snare combinations. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 Example 5 TASK Using...

  • Offbeat 16th Snares - Conclusion

    These sort of patterns are very common and deserve a lot of time perfecting. In future lessons we will be covering: Combining the four ideas shown in this series. Variations on orchestration. New ideas for...

  • Offbeat 16th Snares - Introduction

    A guide on how to add snares between the hi hats.

  • Offbeat 16th Snares - Pattern 1

    This first set of grooves all have a snare on the 'a' after beat 2. Around this I have given examples of different kick and snare combinations. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 Example 5 TASK Using...

  • Offbeat 16th Snares - Pattern 2

    In this set of grooves all have a snare on the 'e' after beat 1. Around this I have given examples of different kick and snare combinations. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 Example 5 TASK Using...

  • Offbeat 16th Snares - Pattern 3

    In this set of grooves all have a snare on the 'a' after beat 4. Around this I have given examples of different kick and snare combinations. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 Example 5 TASK Using...

  • Offbeat 16th Snares - Pattern 4

    In this set of grooves all have a snare on the 'e' after beat 3. Around this I have given examples of different kick and snare combinations. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4 Example 5 TASK Using...

  • Offbeat 16ths In Half Time - Groove 1

    Constructing half time grooves with offbeat 16th notes.

  • Offbeat 16ths In Half Time - Groove 2

    In this set of grooves you will be focussing on adding kicks. Step 1 Check Your Counting:Check Can't work it out? Click here for the answer. The counting for this rhythm is: 1 + 2e+ 3 + 4 + Step 2...

  • Offbeat 16ths In Half Time - Groove 3

    In this set of grooves you will be adding both offbeat kicks and snares. Step 1 Check Your Counting:Check Can't work it out? Click here for the answer. The counting for this rhythm is: 1e+ 2 + 3 + 4...

  • Offbeat 16ths In Half Time - Groove 4

    In this set of grooves you will be adding both offbeat kicks and snares to a two bar half time groove. Step 1 Check Your Counting:Check Can't work it out? Click here for the answer. The counting...

  • Quarter Time

    A groove construction idea that creates an even slower feel than half time.

  • Two Bar Grooves Using Simple 16th Note Displacement

    Developing on level one version of this lesson by using smaller intervals for the displacement.