Rock ‘n’ Jazz Clinic
Double Bass Fills
Overlapping Into the Next Phrase, Part 2
by Powell Randolph
Here are some five-, seven-, and nine-note groupings to add to the mix.
Now combine those odd note groupings with the previous groupings.
This example has groupings of threes and fours, but they’re combined in such a way as to sound more like sevens.
Here are four more examples that combine everything we’ve discussed so far. Have fun!
Powell Randolph is a drum teacher at Alpha Music in Virginia Beach, and he plays rock shows with orchestras around North America for Windborne Music Productions. Randolph, a tongue cancer survivor, can be reached through powellrandolph.com.