A introduction to playing grooves in the time signature of 6/4.
Make sure you've read through our lesson on Time Signatures before working through this lesson.
6/4 is generally a Simple time signature that is the equivalent to a bar and a half of 4/4. It is counted '1 2 3 4 5 6' with the same rules as 4/4 for adding quavers and semi quavers.
Listed below are several examples of 6/4 grooves, note the similarity to 4/4.
A half time 6/4 groove.
A double time 6/4 groove.
- Learn the grooves above up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
- Think about fill construction in 6/4.
- Create some 4 bar phrases in 6/4. For now, use three bars of a groove followed by one bar of a different groove.