Using the 'A A A B' structure to practice changing from the time signature of 4/4 to 2/4.
This lesson will follow the structure discussed in the 'A A A B' lesson only this time rather then the 'B' being a fill, you are now going to switch to 2/4 for the one bar and continue playing a groove. This means the last bar is two beats shorter than the rest.
The structure for this exercise will look like this:
Written below are five examples of parts you could play for this structured pattern. In all examples the 'B' is a groove in 2/4. A note on how the 'B' section has been constructed is included.
Cut the 4/4 groove in half.
As above but use the second half of the groove.
Play snares and kicks together as quarter notes.
In this groove you are playing snares or kicks on the '+' counts as much as possible.
Play a snare followed by a kick.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
- Create your own versions of these patterns.