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Drum Machine

At the press of a button you can now have your own drummer in your practice space any time you like. Use this resource to get your rhythm & time keeping up to scratch. Play along with the drum tracks below using your practice material to improve & enjoy.

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Straight Eights

1 & 3 (strong beats) are the bass drum whilst snare takes 2 & 4 Weak beats) The high hat meanwhile ticks straight eights on

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & (=8)

 

Straight 16's

1 & 3 (strong beats) are the bass drum whilst snare takes 2 & 4 Weak beats) The high hat meanwhile ticks straight eights on

1 & & & 2 & & & 3 & & & 4 & & & (=16)

Swing

A swing beat rhythm based on what is known as dotted rhythm. The dot adds half a beat to the note so dotted quavers as 3/4 of a beat then 1/4 of a beat (semi quaver) gives that jazz swing feel.

1 & & 2 & & 3 & & 4 & & (=12 but over 8)

Funky

This is what is says on the tin. Good for funk jazz soul riff.

Latin Salsa

A nice Latin beat to practice those all important 1, 5, 1, intervals to. Meat & potatoes bass playing.

 

3/4 or Waltz Time

3 beats to the bar here so remember to count until you get used to the groove.

 

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This site was last updated 03/27/18