In this lesson you will be taking some standard level 0 grooves and adding a snare in on the '2' after count 2. This is a little to different to other offbeat sixteenth lessons as it falls immediately after the back beat. There are two different stickings you can use to get this working comfortably. In the first you can just use the left hand for both strokes, similar to a double stroke roll but with a right hand on the first stroke. Second, you can move the right hand from the cymbal over to the snare, give you a 'RL' sticking on the snare. This is useful when the tempo gets higher. The aim here is to give you a new groove construction idea but also to work on the accuracy of notes placed in between hi hats, otherwise known as offbeat sixteenths. At the bottom of the page you will find a collection of links to lessons that will be useful when learning these examples, if you find you are struggling to get the kicks in accurately have a look through some of these.
Listed below are some example patterns, once you have learned these experiment with altering the parts using level 1 concepts and different snare placements.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all grooves up to a tempo of at least 140bpm.
- Create your own variations on these patterns by reorchestrating or altering rhythm.
- Use the grooves in a piece or song.