Lesson Three

Hopefully by now you have got used to playing the simple beat I have shown you and you can play the first three rudiments smoothly. Remember to practice everyday to get progress your skills.M

In this tutorial I will show you another beat, similar to the one you have learnt already, but this one builds on the other one by adding another bass drum note. Adding extra notes increases the complexity of your beat but makes it sound so much more interesting.

Next beat

If you look at Figure A. You will see that there is an extra note that has been added in the bottom space, bass drum. Try playing it very slowly, if it helps, don’t play the hi-hat. Start off by just playing the snare and bass drum notes, then add the hi-hat over the top.

Figure A

Second beat notation - Double Bass kick