The grooves in this lesson will all be full bar Linear Patterns using a delayed version of the 'R L L F' sticking in the time signature of 6/8. You will be presented with various different construction ideas around this part, some touched on in previous lessons. Make sure you have covered the linked lesson on the basic R L L F pattern and can play it at a decent tempo, around 130bpm and above would be good. It may also be worth looking at our 4/4 Linear 'R L L F' Full Bar Grooves lesson too.
The grooves will be built from the accented version of the exercise, so there will be plenty of Ghost Notes but you will be moving the first stroke of each grouping to an alternate part of the kit in most cases. Hi hats have been used in a lot of examples on this page but you could move this to any part of the kit you like. Short, sharp sounds are best to prevent the subtle ghost notes being lost.
Most of these patterns will have a syncopated feel as you are playing groupings over four notes over a compound time signature. It may take some getting used to but will make for some very interesting parts.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get the grooves up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
- Extend the patterns over two bars.