Grooves In Swing Time With A Quarter Note Right Hand

A second lesson on playing in swing time, this time giving ideas for when the right hand is playing crotchets.

The grooves on this page are exactly the same as in the Previous Swing Time Grooves lesson only the eighth note hi hats have been replaced with quarter notes. Again, the swing time mark has been excluded but all exercises are swung.


Example 1

A simple groove in swing time.


Example 2

A simple groove in swing time.


Example 3

A simple groove in swing time.


Example 4

A simple groove in swing time.


Example 5

A simple groove in swing time.


Example 6

A simple groove in swing time.


Example 7

A simple groove in swing time.


Example 8

A simple groove in swing time.


TASK

 

  • Learn all grooves above at a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  • Think about what concepts we applied to our original grooves and create your own variations on these grooves using those ideas.
  • Consider how fills may be applied in swing time.