What you’ll learn in this lesson:
- A structured practice method to help develop your coordination.
- How to develop the groove from the previous lessons by introducing different bass drum patterns
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:
Once you’re comfortable with Step 1 add a single bass drum note (played with the right-foot) on counts ‘1’, the ‘+’ of two and ‘3’. Notice that all three bass drum notes are played in unison with the hi-hat:
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:
Now that you understand how to approach learning these types of patterns, apply the same process to the following exercises. Remember, start with the hi-hat, add the bass drum before finally adding the snare drum. And remember to count aloud throughout.