Drum lesson and rhythm game: replacing 16th notes with bass drums
Hi there! So, on today’s Instagram Live lesson we played a fun game that’s both excellent for the drum set, but also awesome fun to test your coordination! We did this by replacing 16th notes with bass drums as follows:
- We took simple Single Strokes (RLRL RLRL RLRL RLRL), played them as 16th notes (ca-ter-pi-llar)
- Then replaced each note with a bass drum (right foot) one at a time, repeating the exercise (game) a few times over
- After that, we played a basic drum beat (see previous blog post) for 3 bars and one of the above exercises on bar 4 (referred to as a 4 bar phrase)
Try to do these really slowly, say at 40BPM, to really explore the space between the every note.
I’ve written a quick PDF with each game / exercise for you to download and have fun with. Grab it by clicking the link below.
DOWNLOAD PDF HERE
Be sure to check out my YouTube channel for more content; I tend to post drum covers as well as drum lessons from time to time.
And, if you fancy, check out my drum book Concepts here and grab yourself a copy; it’s a great learning resource and helps support what I do.
Thanks, and see you online!