View Full Version : Lesson #033 - Subdividing 4's, 5's and 7's (Part 1)

04-06-2005, 12:22 AM
In this lesson, we get creative with the use of triplets. I use a basic 12/8 groove as a starting point, and then begin to subdivide the hi hat pattern. I recommend you practice the hi hat subdivision firstly with a basic kick
snare pattern, before you try the variations. Always keep a firm grip on the time. Make sure you always feel the basic pulse when you try the variations.

<img src="images/attach/wmv.gif">For a video demonstration, click here. (http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/attachments/groove-brokenpatterns.wmv)

This is the basic feel.

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Groups of 4 on the hi-hat. 3 on and 1 rest. Kick and snare play on 1 and 3.

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Now the kick and snare pick up the 4 feel of the hi-hat.

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This is the same as the above with a variation in the kick pattern as I do in the video.

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This is the 5 pattern in 5/16. Practice this first until you are comfortable with the grouping.

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Now try to feel the 5 pattern as triplets - Here it is played between the hi-hat and snare.

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Following is the basic form of how I play it on the video. Here the kick and snare follow the 5 feel of the hi-hat.

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This is a more advanced bass drum variation as I play on the video. Here I place a kick beat just before the snare backbeat, and I also add a kick beat before the downbeat of the 5 grouping.

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I will post the 7's later on, after you've had a chance to assimilate these variations.

<img src="images/attach/wmv.gif">For a video demonstration, click here. (http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/attachments/groove-brokenpatterns.wmv)