Six Two-Bar Rock Grooves


These six rock grooves use a two-bar repeating pattern. The beginning grooves are simpler and become more complex throughout.

Two-bar patterns are often more difficult to play because there are more variations involved and more to remember while playing. After learning this grooves, try mixing and matching measures from each exercise. It’s fun to explore!

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