Thursday, July 19, 2018

Double time rock beats

Easy page of double time rock beats. We're playing a little bit of a mind game here to get people to play these beats fast enough, since a lot of students get married to one basic slow to medium-slow tempo. Writing them this way automatically puts them in a faster tempo range mentally. And we do a lot of stuff in a half time feel, so this is what a double time feel looks like.

Count the rhythm of all the parts combined before playing, and make sure you're executing that rhythm cleanly when you play the grooves— that's mainly to get the bass drum landing in the right spot. Look for beats that are similar to each other, and practice moving between the two without stopping. Memorize the beats, then throw the page away.

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