Double Time Grooves With The Left Foot Counting Crotchets

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

In this lessong you will be adding in a quarter note count on the left foot when playing double time. This idea has been applied in many other styles of groove so hopefully this concept will at least be familar to you. Because of the faster feel of the part, eighth notes will generally be more appropriate to keep time but as tempos get higher, crotchest become a bit more useful. The relationship between the two feet is a little more difficult in these grooves, pay close attention to your timing and note placement 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 double time groove where the left foot counts crotchets


Example 2

A double time groove where the left foot counts crotchets


Example 3

A double time groove where the left foot counts crotchets


Example 4

A double time groove where the left foot counts crotchets


Example 5

A double time groove where the left foot counts crotchets


TASKS

  • Learn the grooves above up to a tempo of at least 170bpm.
  • Apply the concept to different grooves.
  • Create some 4 bar phrases using these grooves.
  • Within the 4 bar pattern, try to keep the quarter note count going under all fills.