Linear 'R L L F' Full Bar Groove In 7/8

A selection of full bar linear groove in 7/8 using the 'R L L F' sticking.

The grooves in this lesson will all be full bar linear patterns using the 'R L L F' movement in the time signature of 7/8. You will be presented with various different construction ideas around this part, some touched on in previous lessons. Make sure you have covered the linked lesson on the basic R L L F pattern and can play it at a decent tempo, 130 and above would be ideal. At the bottom of the page you will find a collection of links to lessons that will be useful when learning these parts.

The grooves will be built from the accented version of the exercise, so you will notice a lot of ghosted snares but you will be moving the first stroke of each grouping to an alternate part of the kit in most cases. Hi hats have been used in a lot of examples on this page but you could move this to any part of the kit you like. Short, sharp sounds are best to prevent the subtle ghost notes being lost.


Example 1

A 7/8 linear RLLF pattern


Example 2

A 7/8 linear RLLF pattern


Example 3

A 7/8 linear RLLF pattern


Example 4

A 7/8 linear RLLF pattern


Example 5

A 7/8 linear RLLF pattern


TASK

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get the grooves up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  • Use the given parts and ideas given below to create your own versions of this groove concept.