'A A B C' Structure In 4/4 With A Galloping Floor Tom

A four bar pattern where a '1 +a' rhythm is created between the floor tom and snare.

In this lesson you will be shown five simple 'AABC' patterns in 4/4, all of which use the galloping floor tom groove construction concept. The point of these exercises is to both improve your hand to foot co ordination and to give you some ideas for applying these parts practically. At the bottom of the page you will find some useful links that will help the learning process. This grooves uses quite a specific sticking so I strongly recomend looking through the original groove concept lesson to get familiar with this.

There won't really be anything new in terms of part construction, this page will be all about maintaining that constant sixteenth note while various other things are happening over the hands. Use all given examples as a starting point to create your own versions of the part.


Example 1

A four bar phrase based on the galloping floor tom groove concept


Example 2

A four bar phrase based on the galloping floor tom groove concept


Example 3

A four bar phrase based on the galloping floor tom groove concept


Example 4

A four bar phrase based on the galloping floor tom groove concept


Example 5

A four bar phrase based on the galloping floor tom groove concept


TASK

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 150bpm.
  • Create your own versions of these patterns based on the original phrase.
  • Apply the same groove concept to various other phrasing ideas.