This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the January 2017 issue, which is available here.

Rock ‘N’ Jazz Clinic

Groove Construction

Part 9: Split Grooves

by Jost Nickel

This month’s groove workshop introduces split patterns. In these phrases, the right hand alternates between two voices, the hi-hat and ride. The arm should hardly move; the motion should originate from the wrist. This concept is especially effective with patterns that contain broken 16th notes, such as Exercise 1.

 
For the complete lesson with transcriptions, check out the January 2017 issue, which is available here.

January 2017 issue featuring Chris Dave