A lesson on starting a phrase with a crash.
A collection of common groove construction ideas the develop on ideas given in Level 0. You will also find ideas for playing in more specific genres
A very simple idea for constructing two bar grooves by adding an extra bass drum note at the end of the phrase.
A guide on how to expand one bar grooves by changing one beats worth of groove in the second bar.
Another idea for constructing two bar grooves, this time by changing two beats worth of music in the second bar.
Another idea for two bar groove construction that involves shifting the placement of certain notes within one or both of the bars.
Just a list of eighth additional two bar grooves for you to learn.
This is a groove where the standard right hand part is replaced with a 16th note single stroke roll on the hi hat played with both hands. Snare and bass drums are then added around this rhythmic base.
Another simple snare placement variation that creates a 'driving' feel similar to the four on the floor.
Jazz is a very different playing style to rock/funk and similar genres, learn the fundamental differences and the building block for all jazz grooves here.
Continue learning basic jazz groove construction ideas by combining quarter note kick and snare placements.
Build up a simple reggae style groove step by step. The full pattern involves offbeat 8th note hi hats and cross sticks.
A second lesson on playing in swing time, this time giving ideas for when the right hand is playing crotchets.