The Standard Triplet In Groups Of Six

Creating some simple orchestrations that move around the kit in a set grouping of six notes.

This lessons follows on from our Standard Triplet With Each Hand On A Different Drum lesson. It will be much easier to follow if you are familiar with the content from that lesson.

Continuing with ideas for orchestrating a standard triplet, in this lesson you will be taking the basic rudiment played over a bar of 4/4 and splitting it into groups of six. Each of these groups of six will then be played on a different drum. These exercises will be very straight forward as you will only be using two different parts of the kit and the note values are only eighth note triplets. The intention here is to get your comfortable with moving around the kit in 'blocks' of a set number and you will be expanding on this in later lessons. These patterns will work well as fills without any adjustment. Feet have been included in all exercises.


Exercise 1

Standard triplet played as groups of six


Exercise 2

Standard triplet played as groups of six


Exercise 3

Standard triplet played as groups of six


Exercise 4

Standard triplet played as groups of six


Exercise 5

Standard triplet played as groups of six


Exercise 6

Standard triplet played as groups of six


TASKS

  1. Using the 2 Minute Rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  2. Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
  3. Add various feet patterns to the exercises.