Train Groove With Offbeat 16th Kicks

Decorating the train groove with this idea based on the offbeat kicks covered previously at this level.

In this lesson you will be expanding on the Train Groove learned in a previous lesson by applying the level 2 Offbeat 16th Kicks concept. If you have covered this lesson already you should find these grooves quite easy to follow as the exact same idea is applied, just under the sixteenth note hands of the train groove. In the previous lesson you spent a lot of time learning about placing notes between the right hands of a groove. In this style of groove it is a little simpler as you will have a left hand to match your kick to.

Listed below are several versions of the train groove, each with one or more offbeat 16th note kicks added. These extra notes will always be played underneath a left hand and will always be on an 'e' or 'a' count. Remember, start at a low tempo and build up speed gradually. It is far more important to get the part accurate. This is by no means an exhaustive list, use the given parts as a basis to create and experiment with your own parts.


Example 1

A train groove with offbeat kicks

Example 2

A train groove with offbeat kicks

Example 3

A train groove with offbeat kicks

Example 4

A train groove with offbeat kicks

Example 5

A train groove with offbeat kicks

TASKS

  • Learn the grooves above up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  • Create your own versions of these grooves by mixing up the accent and kick placement.
  • Create some 4 bar phrases using these grooves.