Train Groove With Backbeats Displaced An Eighth Note

Experimenting with this simple level 1 eighth note displacement idea within this sixteenth note roll pattern.

In this lesson you will be expanding on the Train Groove learned in a previous lesson by applying the level 1 Eighth Note Backbeat Displacement 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 to the accents in the sixteenth note hands of the train groove. All back beats will still be played on a right hand, they will just be on the '+' count before or after there original position.

Listed below are several versions of the train groove with some kind of displacement occuring. I have kept the kick patterns simple to allow you to focus more on the hand placement. Make sure the accented notes stand out much more by lifting your hand a bit higher and pushing down with a little more force. Remember, starting at a low tempo and build up gradually. It is far more important to get the part accurate.


Example 1

A train groove with displaced backbeats

Example 2

A train groove with displaced backbeats

Example 3

A train groove with displaced backbeats

Example 4

A train groove with displaced backbeats

Example 5

A train groove with displaced backbeats

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.