Hand Foot Co Ordination Using Offbeat Eighth Feet

Developing your co ordination by playing single stroke snare patterns with various foot placements underneath.

Make sure you've ran through our Level 1 Hand - Foot Co Ordination Exercise before starting this lesson.

In this version of the exercise you are going to play similar patterns, only this time feet will only appear on the off beat eighth notes. These exercises also make a great foot pattern for all rudiments. Learn the exercises as a single stroke roll first then apply stickings from the Double Stroke Roll, Paradiddle, Double Paradiddle, Single Stroke 4 and any other rudiments you may think of.


Exercise 1

Eighth note hands, kicks on the feet.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Exercise 2

Eighth note hands, hi hats on the feet.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Exercise 3

Sixteenth note hands, kicks on the feet.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Exercise 4

Sixteenth note hands, hi hats on the feet.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Exercise 5

Sixteenth note hands, alternating feet.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Exercise 6

Sixteenth note hands, reversed alternating feet.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


TASKS

  1. Learn all exercises at a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  2. Combine exercises 3 and 4 to create an two bar pattern that you repeat over.
  3. Experiment with different orchestrations.
  4. Experiment with different sticking for the hands.

Listed below are a couple of examples of different sticking for the hands.


Double Stroke Roll

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Paradiddle

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Double Paradiddle

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise