The exercises given in this lesson will be similar to our A B Exercises Using Full Bar Eighth Note Fills and will replace the eighth base rhytm with Sixteenth Notes. As in the previous lesson, the aim here is to improve your ability to switch from groove to fill and back again without any breaks in timing but this time the difficulty is increased slightly with the quicker fills. Play the exercises along to a metronome to ensure your are getting the timing right. It may also be worth learning the fill separately before attempting to play the full two bar pattern.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
- Create your own versions of these patterns by varying the orchestration of the fill and the groove.
I recommend trying our A B Exercises Using Half Bar Sixteenth Note Fills or A A A B Exercises Using Sixteenth Note Fills next.