Unison Offbeat 16th Kicks And Ghosted Snares

Re orchestrating existing offbeat sixteenth movements by placing kicks and ghosted snares together.

In this lesson you will be taking some offbeat sixteenth movements learned previously and playing both kicks and snares on 'e' or 'a' counts, although this time all snares will be ghosted. There are three areas you need to concentrate on here, placing the sixteenth notes exactly on the appropriate 'e' or 'a' count, placing the kicks and snares exactly in line and getting the dynamics to the appropriate level. There are lessons linked at the bottom of the page that will help with this.

Listed below are several examples of this concept. Take your time when learning each version, make sure everything is placed where it should be then build up speed.


Example 1

A groove with unison offbeat 16ths


Example 2

A groove with unison offbeat 16ths


Example 3

A groove with unison offbeat 16ths


Example 4

A groove with unison offbeat 16ths


Example 5

A groove with unison offbeat 16ths


Example 6

A groove with unison offbeat 16ths


TASKS

  • Learn the grooves above up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  • Create some 4 bar phrases where this concept is applied to the groove.
  • Create further variations on the given examples as well as constructing your own groove patterns.