In this groove lesson you will add snares on the second note of blocks of three to create a sound similar to offbeat 16ths in 4/4 and for these first set of groove patterns this will happen in the first and third blocks of three. This concept is a fairly simple way to add some interest to your 12/8 grooves and shouldn't take much to work to get going. At the bottom of the page you will find some links to lessons you may find useful.
Listed below are five examples of grooves using this construction method. The first is deliberately simple to help you get familiar with the movements involved. I recommend spending some time work on example 1 in depth before progressing.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all grooves up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
- Create your own variations on these patterns. Write as many down as possible.
- Use these patterns as part of a Structured Pattern.