This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the August 2016 issue, which is available here.

Rock ‘N’ Jazz Clinic

Groove Construction

Part 4: Linear Variations

by Jost Nickel

We’ll continue working with linear grooves by embellishing them using two separate concepts. First we’ll double select single strokes using the hi-hat, snare, and bass drum. Then we’ll incorporate the hi-hat foot into the groove. Remember that linear grooves never have more than one voice played at a time.

For the complete lesson with transcriptions, check out the August 2016 issue, which is available here.

 

 
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