A simple double stroke triplet orchestration exercise where the voicing changes on every beat.
This lessons follows on from our Standard Triplet Sticking lesson. It will be much easier to follow if you are familiar with the content from that lesson.
As with all rudiment exercises, orchestrating is an important step. In the exercises presented on this page you will learn six orchestrations for the double stroke triplet that all involve moving in groups of three. This means that on every numbered count you change voicing, in exactly the same way you did with the Single Stroke Triplet. The big difference here though is that the voicing doesn't change in line with the sticking. That means in a lot of cases you will be changing voice in on the second stroke of a double. This isn't ideal in a practical sense but it makes for a great movement exercise.
Feet have been included in all exercises but only as quarter notes. For this orchestration concept it is acceptable to use the same drum twice within a bar as long as two groups of three aren't played on the same drum in a row. For example '3x Snare, 3x High Tom, 3x Mid Tom, 3x Snare' is acceptable but '3x Snare, 3x Snare, 3x High Tom, 3x Mid Tom' is not. Remember to use the double stroke triplet sticking through each exercise.
- Using the 2 Minute Rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of 140bpm.
- Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
- Experiment with various different feet patterns in all exercises.