A double kick lesson using groups of eight sixteenth notes to create some interesting 5/8 grooves.

For this lesson you will be using groups of eight 16th notes starting at various points in the bar. You will be using two feet for these grooves and pushing the tempo a little higher to make some cool sound patterns that would fit nicely in a hard rock or metal piece. There are several lessons similar to this that will really help the learning process and these have been linked at the bottom of the page. As usual, start with a low tempo but build up to a higher tempo than you would normally, around 160bpm would be good. To create the 5/8 version you just cut three eighth notes off the end of the bar.


Example 1

Four double kick sixteenths in 5/8.


Example 2

Four double kick sixteenths in 5/8.


Example 3

Four double kick sixteenths in 5/8.


Example 4

Four double kick sixteenths in 5/8.


Example 5

Four double kick sixteenths in 5/8.


Example 6

Four double kick sixteenths in 5/8.


Example 7

Four double kick sixteenths in 5/8.


Example 8

Four double kick sixteenths in 5/8.


TASK

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all grooves up to a tempo of at least 160bpm.
  • Create further variations on these grooves.
  • Apply these grooves to a phrased piece.