The Bass/Slap exercise 1 is a great exercise for getting both the bass tone and the slap tone.
We will play single hits going from the bass tone to the slap tone. This will also be a good way to get familiar with playing a basic pattern.
Now it’s time to introduce a new time signature. 3/4 is a good place to begin.
This 3/4 groove has a nice swinging vibe to it.
This 3/4 groove starts with a bass tone on the right hand, then 2 high slaps on the left hand, then a slap tone on the right hand, ending with 2 more high slaps on the left.
Pattern: R LL R LL
Hear how this groove has a swinging vibe to it.
Waltzes are in 3/4.
Listen out for songs in 3/4.
Play along with a 3/4 song.
In this lesson I teach you how to play a train beat with brushes.
The train beat is really just a 2 beat pattern. Bass on beat 1 and snare on beat 2 and on and on.
Go back to lesson 5 if you still need help figuring out how to use the brushes.