Double Stroke Triplet With Each Hand On A Different Drum

A very straight forward orchestration of the double stroke triplet designed to get your hands moving around the kit.

This lessons follows on from our Double Stroke Triplet Sticking lesson, it will be much easier to follow if you are familiar with the content from that lesson.

In this double stroke triplet orchestration concept each hand will just play a different drum as you have probably done with many other rudiments by now. For example, in the first exercise the right hand plays the floor tom and the left hand plays the high tom. This is a great pattern for giving the rudiment a melodic feel, particularly with slightly more complex stickings and timings like this. These exercises will be very similar to similar ones for The Single Stroke Roll and The Double Stroke Roll.

Remember, you hands will always be playing a double stroke triplet in all exercises of this series. In the later exercises the orchestration switches at various points in the bar. I have included feet in all exercises, it may be worth removing them whilst you are learning the orchestration then adding them back in later. Experiment with using different feet patterns from our previous lessons.


Exercise 1

Double stroke triplet with each hand playing a different drum

Exercise 2

Double stroke triplet with each hand playing a different drum

Exercise 3

Double stroke triplet with each hand playing a different drum

Exercise 4

Double stroke triplet with each hand playing a different drum

Exercise 5

Double stroke triplet with each hand playing a different drum

Exercise 6

Double stroke triplet with each hand playing a different drum

Exercise 7

Double stroke triplet with each hand playing a different drum

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. Use as many different feet patterns as you can think of with each exercise.