In this lesson you will be taking the Offbeat Double 16th right hand part for a groove and will be applying some accents that fall on an 'a' count. The difficult part here will be getting the second of the two hi hats in as an accent without affecting the first. It is quite important that you have covered the lesson linked above first to get the basic co ordination and rhythmic aspects of the parts before adding this next layer of complexity. The grooves will also be quite similar to our level 1Offbeat Eighth Note Right Hand Pattern Using Open Hi Hats grooves.
This style of right hand rhythm is very common in funk and reggae but can be used in most musical contexts. The groove examples will be using a few different placements of accent but if all 'a' counts are accented you get this:
Listed below are several examples of this concept with groove applied. There are a huge amount of variations possible with this style of pattern so use the given examples as a starting point to create your own grooves.
- Learn the grooves above up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
- Create some 4 bar phrases where this concept is applied to the groove.
- Construct your own grooves using this right hand pattern.