'AAAB' In 6/8 Using Constant 16th Kicks

A simple four bar pattern where the feet playing 16ths throughout.

In this lesson you will be shown five simple 'AAAB' patterns in 6/8, all of which have constant sixteenth note feet played over double kick. The point of these exercises is to both improve your double kick playing 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.

There won't really be anything new in terms of part construction, this page will be all about maintaining that constant sixteenth note while various other things are happening over the hands. Use all given examples as a starting point to create your own versions of the part.


Example 1

A four bar phrase with constant sixteenth double kick

Example 2

A four bar phrase with constant sixteenth double kick

Example 3

A four bar phrase with constant sixteenth double kick

Example 4

A four bar phrase with constant sixteenth double kick

Example 5

A four bar phrase with constant sixteenth double kick

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.
  • Apply the same constant double kick idea to various other phrasing ideas.