In this lesson you will continute developing ideas for Two Bar Groove Construction by using the idea of Beat Displacement. All patterns on this page will be a combination of simple Level 0 Grooves and the parts shown in the displacement lesson linked above. As these are specifically two bar grooves, I will be showing patterns where the parts played through each bar are similar but have some subtle difference.
Listed below are several examples of these two bar grooves using displacement. I have included a note with each explaining how the part has been built. I have used various ideas for the right hand and have also thrown in some other level 1 grooves concepts to try and make the parts more interesting. As with all of these type of lessons, use the given part as a starting point for building your own two bar grooves.
Using This Level 0 Groove as a starting point then pushing the first snare in the second bar back an eighth note.
Using This Level 0 Groove but shifting the first snare an eighth note earlier.
Using This Level 0 Groove as a starting point with the first snare played an eighth note later.
Using a groove similar to This Level 0 Groove as a starting point and shifting the last snare an eighth note later.
Using This Level 0 Groove as a starting point and playing the first and last snares an eighth note earlier.
Using a Four On The Floor style groove and shifting the last snare an eighth note earlier.
- Learn grooves given above, aim for a tempo of 130bpm.
- Create your own two bar groove patterns using displacement.
- Apply half grooves to some Structured Patterns.