BC004

Beginner's Course


What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • A structured practice method to help develop your coordination.
  • How to develop the grooves from the previous lessons by introducing different bass drum patterns
 
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Step 1
 As in the previous lesson, start by counting aloud. When you’re comfortable with this, play a single hi-hat note on each count with the right-hand: 

 
 
 
 

 

Step 2
Once you’re comfortable with Step 1 add a single bass drum note (played with the right-foot) on counts ‘1’, ‘3’ and the ‘+’ of three. Notice that all three bass drum notes are played in unison with the hi-hat:

 
 

Step 3
Once you’re comfortable with Step 2, complete the pattern by adding the snare drum (played with the left hand) on counts ‘2’ and ‘4’. Notice that both snare drum notes are played in unison with the hi-hat:

 
 

Great work guys! You’re now well on your way to developing your three-way coordination.