Four bar phrases played in an A A A B structure with full bar fills played in a set rhythm.
This lesson expands on our AAAB part construction idea by using a full bar fill built from a '1e+a2 + 3 + 4e+a' rhythm. Again, the aim here is to improve your ability to switch from groove to fill and back again without any breaks in timing whilst also teaching you a new fill construction idea. Play the exercises along to a metronome to ensure your are getting the timing right. It may also be worth learning the fill separately before attempting to play the full pattern.
The percentage sign repeat mark has been used here to stop the notation getting squashed. At the bottom of the page you will find links to lessons you may find helpful in the learning process. If you find yourself struggling at any point have a look through some of these.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all phrases up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
- Create your own versions of these patterns by varying the groove and fill.