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Simple Rhythm Patterns

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by RCMJ Bass, Dec 20, 2019.


  1. RCMJ Bass

    RCMJ Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2019
    UK
    Hi Folks,
    I've started a youtube channel with the idea of helping beginners absorb simple rhythm patterns and learn the notation at the same time, as well as get some practice playing with a hopefully more interesting and realistic drum part.
    The idea is you simply play along to the track and the notation pops up more frequently as the track goes on, all on one note so as to focus on the rhythm.

    The format is always the same - two bars count, 8 bars pattern, repeated 8 times, the drum part changes a little throughout, just like a real drummer.

    Four tracks are up so far, Beat one, the offbeat of one, beat one and the offbeat, and also beat two...more will follow, but I hope these are useful for now:

    Come join me and jam along! Any feedback welcome!
     
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  2. RCMJ Bass

    RCMJ Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2019
    UK
    ...and here's the latest,
     
  3. RCMJ Bass

    RCMJ Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2019
    UK


    ...with a few suggestions how to use the tracks:

     
  4. RCMJ Bass

    RCMJ Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2019
    UK
    Here's another new one..just beat 2:
     
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  5. GastonD

    GastonD

    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Nice idea!
     
  6. RCMJ Bass

    RCMJ Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2019
    UK
    OK folks, last one of the year, but more to follow in 2020.
    Here's "One & &"..a basic syncopated rhythm:

     
  7. RCMJ Bass

    RCMJ Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2019
    UK
    Ok here's the latest, "& 2", leaving an 8th note rest on the 1:



    ..a little bit reggae style perhaps!
     
  8. reverendboom

    reverendboom

    Dec 10, 2019
    Sonora CA
    I think this is a great thing you're doing.
    On the last one you have the quarter note marked as staccato but you seemed to be playing it as a full quarter note.
     
  9. RCMJ Bass

    RCMJ Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2019
    UK
    Thanks for checking it out and thanks for the feedback! and yeah you're right....a stray dot slipped past the censor there.....more to follow anyway!
     
  10. somebrains

    somebrains Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2017
  11. RCMJ Bass

    RCMJ Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2019
    UK
    Ok here's my latest, beat "1, 2 and" rhythm pattern:



    ...I am hoping some folks might also find it useful to use these tracks to get the rudiments of pick playing together also...down strokes on the on beats and upstrokes on the offbeats.....as always feedback welcome!
     

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