'AAAB' Using A Constant 8th Note Blast Beat

A simple four bar pattern using this blast beat concept.

In this lesson you will be shown five simple 'AAAB' patterns in 4/4, all of which have a constant eighth note blast beat. The point of these exercises is to help you start applying these parts practically. At the bottom of the page you will find some useful links that will help the learning process.

There won't really be anything new in terms of part construction, this page will be all about maintaining that blast beat when combined with fill. Use all given examples as a starting point to create your own versions of the part. The intention is for all of these patterns to be played at very high tempos.


Example 1

A four bar phrase with constant eighth note blast beats


Example 2

A four bar phrase with constant eighth note blast beats


Example 3

A four bar phrase with constant eighth note blast beats


Example 4

A four bar phrase with constant eighth note blast beats


Example 5

A four bar phrase with constant eighth note blast beats


TASK

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 200bpm.
  • Create your own versions of these patterns based on the original phrase.
  • Apply the same blast beat idea to various other phrasing ideas.
  • Apply different blast beat concepts to the structure.