Double Time Grooves With The Left Foot Counting Quavers

Use eighth notes on the left foot as a time keeping device whilst playing double time.

In this lessong you will be adding in an eighth note count on the left foot when playing double time. This idea has been applied in many other styles of groove so hopefully this won't be too difficult. In all examples on this page the left foot will line up exactly with the right hand but there are several points where a kick is falling between the left feet. Pay close attention to your timing here as it is very easy to let it slip.

At the bottom of the page you will find a list of lessons you may find useful when learning this part.


Example 1

A doublt time groove where the left foot counts quavers


Example 2

A doublt time groove where the left foot counts quavers


Example 3

A doublt time groove where the left foot counts quavers


Example 4

A doublt time groove where the left foot counts quavers


Example 5

A doublt time groove where the left foot counts quavers


TASKS

  • Learn the grooves above up to a tempo of at least 140bpm.
  • Apply the concept to different grooves.
  • Create some 4 bar phrases using these grooves.
  • Within the 4 bar pattern, try to keep the eighth note count going under all fills.