Double 16th Kick Placement Using The 'R L L F' Pattern

An idea for placing extra kicks in the pattern giving an extra layer of complexity.

In the grooves presented in this lesson you will be adding an additional kicks to the basic 'R L L F' pattern. For this version you will have a kick on the first right hand as well as the second left hand. These patterns can be quite challenging in terms of accuracy so you may need to slow the part right down to make sure everything is falling where it should.

You will use two versions of this pattern, one with ghosted left hands and one with standard left hands. The new version of the R L L F pattern is shown below:

The new patterns.

Spend some time familiarizing yourself with both one beat patterns. Written below are some grooves where this has been applied in various ways.


Example 1

Using two sixteenth kicks in an R L L F pattern


Example 2

DUsing two sixteenth kicks in an R L L F pattern


Example 3

Using two sixteenth kicks in an R L L F pattern


Example 4

Using two sixteenth kicks in an R L L F pattern


Example 5

Using two sixteenth kicks in an R L L F pattern


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get the grooves up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  2. Apply these grooves to a phrased pattern as any section.
  3. Create your own applications of this idea.