The intention with the patterns in this lesson is to help improve your ability to switch between grooves and fills. The exercises are similar to our A B Exercises Using Eighth Note Fills only we have added in two more 'A' bars. The structure of all exercises here will be A A A B structure where A will be a bar of groove and B will be a bar containing a half bar fill built from eighth note rolls.
As before, the important thing here is to repeat the four bar phrases over and over, preferably with a metronome, until you can play the part several times without any breaks in timing. I have provided various lengths of fill to mix things up.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 135bpm.
- Create your own versions of these patterns.