8 Must Learn Linear Patterns – Drum Lesson
In todays lesson you are going to learn 8 of the most important linear patterns. The truth is, I wish I had learn this information earlier. It would have made my drum fills way more exciting, instead of being stuck using the same old patterns. So if you are wanting to really expand your drumming vocabulary and get a really tasty way of playing fills, you have come to the right place.
Lets get started…
An awesome sounding fill
Accent the right hand
Make the 2 left hands ghost notes on the snare drum.
Probably the most popular linear pattern
Right, Left, Kick
Simple as that
The hands can be accented
The hands can be moved around the kit
An interesting pattern
Move the right hand around the kit as an accent
The 2 left hands can be ghost notes on the snare drum
Add the kick and you have a tasty fill
I’m sure you have heard this one before
A simple idea, in theory
But like all ideas will take practise
Right and Left hands can be accented and moved around the snare and toms
Add 2 Kicks and you have an awesome sounding pattern
Easily the trickiest pattern out of the bunch
What? A group of 5…
Accent the right hand (can be played on different drums)
2 left hands can be played as ghost notes on the snare
And then finish with 2 kick drums
Right Left Right played as accents
Yes, move them around the kit
Add 2 kick drums
A group of 6
Right, Left, Right played as accents around the kit
Add 2 left hands as ghost notes on the snare
Finish with a kick
A very popular linear pattern
Right Left Right Left played as accents, played around the kit
Add 2 kicks
BOOM! A great pattern to play
Where to from here?
If you want to hear and see all the parts for the lesson, check out the video.
If you want to really get ahead in your drumming, be sure to check out the online drum lessons we have available at DD Drums.
May your drumming get better and better every day.
All the best!