16th Note Blast Beats With Delayed 333322 Right Hand

This lesson is a continuation of our 16th Note Blast Beats With 33332 Right Hand in which you took existing blast beat patterns and changed the right hand to a syncopated rhythm. In this lesson you will be taking that rhythm but delaying it by one sixteenth note to create an alternate pattern. It would make this lesson far easier if you have worked through the lesson linked above a long with the Constant 8th Note Blast Beat (which in this lesson will be played as constant 16ths), Reverse Sub-Divided 8th Blast Beat and Sub-Divided 8th Blast Beat before starting this lesson.

As mentioned above, the right hand part for this lesson will be still be based on the '33332' style rhythm but it will start on the first 'e' count of the bar rather than the one. That gives you this rhythm:

The rhythm for the right hand of these grooves

In this rhythm the final 16th note is optional, I tend to put it in in most cases but if you don't like the sound of the groove try taking it out. When adding to a groove, this rhythm works well on most parts of the kit but is particularly effective when orchestrated on a cymbal with a good 'attacky' sound such as the ride, splash, stack or china.

In the list of parts below, this right hand has been added to the three blast beats linked above. Start off by playing the parts slowly to make sure the right hand is falling correctly then work on building up the tempo. Remember that if you are struggling to get your feet up to tempo, double kick is an option.

Don't let the fact that this lesson is relatively short fool you into thinking the idea is easy, the two different rhythms used make it quite hard to keep track of where you are and can take a lot of practice. You will know when you have these ideas perfected when you can flick between listening to the rhythm of the right hand and of the kick/snare at will.

Constant 16th Note Blast Beat

The constant sixteenth note blast beat with syncopated right hand

Reverse Sub-Divided 8th Blast Beat

The reverse subdivided eighth note blast beat with syncopated right hand

Sub-Divided 8th Blast Beat

The subdivided eighth note blast beat with syncopated right hand


  1. Learn the examples above to a tempo of at least 200bpm.
  2. Experiment with the orchestration of the grooves.
  3. Apply the grooves to songs and phrases as either a fill or groove.
  4. Experiment with extending the syncopated rhythm over longer phrases.



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