Ideas for right hand variation making use of rhythm and orchestration.
This concept for the right hand is a development of our Right Hand 16ths idea. In this lesson you will be taking two of the rhythms shown in this lesson and orchestrating it between the ride and ride bell. In these examples hitting the ride bell will create a natural accent giving a groove an extra layer of rhythmic interest.
The first right hand rhythm we'll cover is shown below.
This is an orchestrated version of this rhythm with the numbered counts played on the bell of the ride. You will play this all with the right hand.
In the following examples kicks and snares have been added under the right hand pattern to create some grooves.
Adding snares on the 'e' counts gives a constant 16th note feel.
You can also add kicks to create the same effect.
In the rest of the example grooves the rhythm is used at select points in the bar. These patterns work nicely as grooves but can also be thrown in as fills.
- Learn the grooves above up to a tempo of at least 150bpm.
- Create your own variations on the patterns above.
- Apply these grooves to longer phrases that combine them with fills.