In this lesson you will be learning a variation on the Right Hand Crotchets construction concept. The idea is to take that right hand rhythm and start it one eighth note later. As discussed in the lesson linked above, the groupings you would expect to see in this time signature would be either dotted crotchets or two sets of three quavers, but in these grooves you will be playing the equivalent of four crotchets. This gives the groove a more 'simple time signature' feel and can provide a really cool variation when a piece uses straight 9/8 throughout.
Listed below are some examples of this right hand concept applied with kicks and snares. For this first lesson I haven't added any 16th notes, but we will cover this in a later lesson. In the first groove I have deliberately used constant eighth notes to make where the right hands fall a little clearer.
- 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. This idea works well as both a fill or groove.