DnB Grooves

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botcore69
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Post Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:00 pm

Anybody got any tab for drum n bass style grooves? stuff jo jo mayer would do. cheers :)
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Post Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:53 am

theres a book out in most shops called jungle and drum and bass ... its really cool
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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:40 am

Id say improvising most likely, i started learning it ages ago, most of it is funky style beats that you learnt when you started on drums only faster.
Try out a few skip beats at dnb speed and get the groove goin! You can pick up alot of it just by listening to electronic dnb compilations.
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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:38 pm

examples of basic DnB grooves are 8 counts divided into segments

3+3+2, 5+3, and 4+3+1

let's take the 4+3+1 as an example,

__1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a
H-x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x--
S--------o-----o-----------o-----o--
B-o-o-o---o-o---o-o-o-o---o-o---o

in this example the HH is played in 8ths but can also be played in 16ths

the division 4+3+1 is seen in this pattern b-b-b-s-b-b-s-b
1-2-3-4-1-2-3-1

the bass and snare intervals are of equal spacing.
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Post Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:58 am

I'd just say listen to a bunch of drum and bass and try to emulate it on your kit. That way you're getting to add your creative input to the process.
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Post Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:05 am

Alan_ wrote:I'd just say listen to a bunch of drum and bass and try to emulate it on your kit. That way you're getting to add your creative input to the process.


thats what i do, and my bands drumming is based on it.

seriously, learn the amen and then improv the jeebus out of it
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