Offbeat 8th Note Ride Bell Right Hands

An idea for a new right hand patten in grooves involving ride bells played only on the '+' counts.

In this lesson you will be learning a right hand pattern that is made up of eighth notes played only on the '+' counts using the Bell Of The Ride. This is a simplified version of the Offbeat Open Hi Hat idea presented in an earlier lesson. The right hand part for these grooves will look like this:

The right hand part for these grooves

Listed below are examples of kick and snare placement under this right hand concept.


Example 1

A groove with offbeat 8ths on the ride bell


Example 2

A groove with offbeat 8ths on the ride bell


Example 3

A groove with offbeat 8ths on the ride bell


Example 4

A groove with offbeat 8ths on the ride bell


Example 5

A groove with offbeat 8ths on the ride bell


TASKS

  1. Learn the groove above at a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  2. Create further grooves using this concept.
  3. Use these grooves in a longer phrase combined with fills.