Through this free groove construction lesson you will learn a new snare placement for simeple time grooves in 9/8. This is going to involve switching from the common time 2 and 4 to the half time 3 placement, creating a whole new feel. Similar movements will have been covered in earlier lessons in 4/4 but in this time signature there is that extra eighth note at the end, be aware of this and don't left it throw off your timing. Several examples of this movement are shown below, use these parts as a basis for building your own grooves. There are seveeral free groove construction lessons listed at the bottom of the page that will be helpful when learning this part.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all grooves up to a tempo of at least 140bpm.
- Create further variations on these grooves.
- Apply these grooves to a phrased piece as either the 'A' or 'B' section. .
- Look through other free groove construction lessons for ideas on varying this part.