Funk up your double kick moves with these edgy grooves
We’re going to heavy things up this month and lean more towards the metal side of things. Even elements of metal can be found under the rock umbrella nowadays and fused with some interesting snare placements, the grooves can have a nice alt/urban edge to them.
Example 1, for instance, favours the displaced backbeat again to the ‘2-&’ as used in previous lessons but is accompanied by an exciting fragmented, double-kick pattern. This four-bar verse-type groove is finished off with a double-kick flow with dotted eighth-note snare accents. Example 2 chills out with a half-time 4/4 vibe where eighth-note dotted accents are played on the toms to excite the groove more and prevent any sluggishness. The energy is boosted further by a manic ride-bell pattern played over the double-kick flow in bar four. Finally, Example 3 takes things through the roof with a full-on double-kick flow with relentless dotted eighth notes played on the snare that span two bars at a time, until bar four where a 16th-note fill takes on a classy orchestration around the kit on top of the double-kick flow. Now it’s time to put these examples into a sequence…