Create a groove using single stroke rolls and accents.
In this lesson you will continue learning about the Train Groove concept by applying it within a half time feel. The same accented single stroke roll idea will be used but this time only beat 3 is accented. Before starting this lesson I recomend working through the lesson linked above and our Half Time Grooves collection.
As with the common time version, the accented note will fall on a right hand and this should stand out from all other snare hits. In some examples I have added in ghost notes and these should be considerably softer than all other strokes. The hands for this groove concept look like this:
Listed below are several examples of the train groove in half time. Use these as a starting point to create your own versions of this part.
- Learn the grooves above up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
- Create your own versions of these grooves by moving the bass drums around.
- Create some 4 bar phrases using these grooves.