Previously, we looked at two worksheets to begin coordinating simple rock beats with a dotted eighth/sixteenth note ride pattern: Dotted Eighth Independence Part 1 and Dotted Eight Independence Part 2.
In Part 3, we begin adding ghost notes with the left hand.
The more deeply I get into this, the more I like it. The shifting of the ride pattern and it’s syncopated feeling sound different from what we’re used to hearing on the ride or hi-hat. Because the pattern takes three measures to resolve in 4/4 time, the grooves need to be repeated over those entire three measures in order to develop the needed independence. That’s what we do here on the exercise worksheets.
Have at it. It should be fun…
Here is the new worksheet: Dotted Eighth Independence Part 3