The Single Stroke 4 With Level 0 Groove Style Feet

Creating a more musical sounding foot ostinato underneath the single stroke four.

Through this page you will be learning some more feet ostinati underneath a single stroke four, this time these will be built based on level 0 grooves. To achieve this, the hands will play the single stroke 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, which actually fall in line with the quarter note of the rudiment. Play the parts through slowly at first making sure each foot lines up with the appropriate hand.

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.


Exercise 1

Basing the feet on level 0 grooves in a single stroke 4


Exercise 2

Basing the feet on level 0 grooves in a single stroke 4


Exercise 3

Basing the feet on level 0 grooves in a single stroke 4


Exercise 4

Basing the feet on level 0 grooves in a single stroke 4


Exercise 5

Basing the feet on level 0 grooves in a single stroke 4


Exercise 6

Basing the feet on level 0 grooves in a single stroke 4


TASKS

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of 140bpm with good hand technique.
  • Use all three sticking patterns with each exercise.
  • Create your own feet patterns for the exercises.
  • Play all 6 exercises as a continuous 6 bar pattern, then repeat.