In this lesson we will look at how to swing a
linear beat to get a funky cowbell beat. Linear beats sound great
when they're played swung; they take on a funk shuffle, hip hop type
of feel. Swinging a 16th linear beat is no different to swinging any
16th beat that isn't linear, the same concept applies.
Let's take this 16th linear beat..
If we simply delay the 2nd and 4th 16th notes
in every beat, we get a swung feel. This however is a fairly crude
way of explaining it. What you need to do is interpret the beats
with a 32nd note triplet (sextuplet) feel. That is, 6 even notes
inside each beat. Where the 16ths now fall, is as follows:
* all the downbeats (beats 1, 2, 3 and 4) all land in the same spot, as do in the in between 8th notes
* the "e" 16th now lands exactly as the 3rd sextuplet
* the "a" 16th now lands exactly as the 5th sextuplet
Make sure when you are applying this concept to the beats that you swing the bass drum notes as well, everything you play must swing, not just the hands.
|Quarter Note Rock Beats||Linear Beats 1||Grooving On 2 Snares|
|8th Note Rock Beats||Linear Beats 2||7/4 Beats|
|Busier Rock Beats||The Funky Cowbell Beat||7 Stroke Roll Hihat Grooves|
|Bass Doubles In Beats||Paradiddles In Beats||Half Time Shuffle|
|Rock Shuffle||Tasty Linear Drum Rhythms||Fast Bass Drums|
|Hihat Gliss||Adding The Left Hand Hihat||Ghost Notes 1|
|Cross Sticking||Expanding Drum Beats 1||Ghost Notes 2|
|Cymbal Choking||Expanding Drum Beats 2|