Lesson #1

Welcome to the inaugural lesson here at Off Beat. Our first example comes via Richard Jackson from the Advanced Drum Lab:

Hi Drummers,

Thanks for checking out this quick lesson on this fun chop. The two simple elements of this chop are Bass, Right, Left (represented by BRL) and Right, Left, Left (represented by RLL). Combine and move them any way you like. Then move them around your kit. Below I’ve written some combos but don’t stop there. Try to play them in any style you like. Hope you enjoy!

For more lessons, check out the Advanced Drum Lab and my book Drum Kit Steps Beyond.

Combination Examples:

1 BRL RLL
2 RLL BRL
3 BRL RLL RLL
4 BRL BRL RLL
5 BRL RLL RLL RLL
6 BRL BRL RLL RLL
7 RLL RLL RLL BRL
8 RLL RLL RLL BRL
9 BRL RLL RLL RLL
10 BRL RLL BRL RLL RLL
11 BRL BRL RLL RLL RLL
12 RLL RLL BRL BRL BRL
13 BRL BRL RLL RLL RLL

These patterns should get you started. Try moving them around the kit and combining them any way you like.

Richard

Download a PDF of this lesson

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