Constant Eighth Note Kicks

Playing straight eighth notes on the feet in a groove.

For this concept you will be changing the note value of the right foot to straight eighth notes. This will involve playing a kick, snare and hi hat all at the same time so focus here on lining these notes up accurately. At the bottom of the page you will find a collection of links to other lessons that will help with these movements.

The examples below show the idea applied in common, double and half time as well as under a tom groove and a sixteen beat style pattern.


Example 1

Grooves with constant eighth kicks


Example 2

Grooves with constant eighth kicks


Example 3

Grooves with constant eighth kicks


Example 4

Grooves with constant eighth kicks


Example 5

Grooves with constant eighth kicks


TASK

  • Learn the grooves above up to a tempo of at least 110bpm.
  • Create your own variations on these parts.