15th August 2019 Wil Wainwright

Hihat Accents Part 4

Hello and welcome to the fourth part of our hihat accent series.  This time we are adding in 16th note bass drum patterns.



1) First up we are just playing a bass drum on every 8th note that does not have a snare.  Really try and lock in and relax.

2) Next up we displace the bass drums one 16th so that we have a bass on every ‘e’ and ‘a’.

3-6) In the next four exercises we are taking two 16th notes and displacing them in a grid format.  If a bass falls with a snare, I have dropped the bass drum.  You can obviously go back through all of these and put the bass drums ‘back in’ if you like but I find this a more appropriate way of practicing for the most part.  We start with ‘1e’, then ‘e+’, then ‘+a’ and finally ‘1a’.

7) In the final exercise we are playing examples 3-6 as a continuous loop.  The advantage of this is we also get two occasions of three bass drums in a row, starting both with the hihat (bar 3 to 4) and also in the gap (bar 4 to 1)


I hope you enjoyed that lesson.  Next time we will have a look at the off beat hihats

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