Swiss Army Triplet Moving In Blocks Of Two

A syncopated triplet orchestration exercise where the voicing changes every second strike.

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In this lesson you will be learning an orchestration for the swiss army triplet that involves changing voice in an odd place, creating a syncopated pattern. In a triplet you would expect phrasing to be in 3's or 6's, however in these exercises you will be moving in twos. At the bottom of the page you will find links to some lessons that may assist the learning process and similar movements have been applied to other triplet rudiments. This odd movement combined with the sticking for this rudiment creates some quite tough patterns.

Listed below are six versions of the rudiment with this orchestration applied. Feet have been included in all patterns but it would be worth taking them out while you get your head around the hand movements.


Exercise 1

Swiss Army triplet played in groups of two


Exercise 2

Swiss Army triplet played in groups of two


Exercise 3

Swiss Army triplet played in groups of two


Exercise 4

Swiss Army triplet played in groups of two


Exercise 5

Swiss Army triplet played in groups of two


Exercise 6

Swiss Army triplet played in groups of two


TASKS

  1. Using the 2 Minute Rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of 130bpm.
  2. Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
  3. Experiment with various different feet patterns in all exercises.
  4. Create some orchestration based on a reversed sticking version of this rudiment.