In this lesson you will be adding one occurance of the 'R L L F' pattern to various grooves in the time signature of 5/4 to create simple decorative patterns. At the bottom of the page you will find some useful links to other lessons related to this one, the content on this page will be far easier if you have covered some of these.
In some cases the straight 'R L L F' pattern will be used but in others additional kicks and right hands will be added. Be sure to start each pattern with a slow tempo and gradually build up to a decent speed. In those examples that use ghost notes, make sure the ghosted notes are dramatically quieter than the rest of the bar.
The aim here is just to provide you with more options for construction of grooves in this time signature. Remember to improvise using the given patterns and try to come up with your own ideas based on what has been given.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get the grooves up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
- Apply these grooves to a phrased pattern as any section.