Applying a more interesting eighth note rhythm over the two feet.
Through this page you will be learning some more feet ostinati underneath a flam accent, this time these willl be built based on level 0 grooves. To achieve this, the hands will play the flam accent movement as usual whilst the right foot plays the kick part you would expect. The back beat snares on counts 2 and 4 are then siumulated on the left foot. It is important to make play the parts through slowly at first making sure each foot lines up with the appropriate hand. Due to the eighth note triplets used in this rudiment all eighth notes on the feet will be played with a swung feel.
At the bottom of the page you will find a list of links you may find useful when learning these parts. When you have worked through the list below, try creating your own versions. You could also try placing accents on counts 2 and 4 to further emphasize the back beat.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of 140bpm.
- Create some different feet patterns under the rudiment.