The Standard Triplet With Quarter Note Feet

Adding quarter note feet ostinatos to the standard triplet as eighth note triplets.

In this lesson you will be adding crotchet feet patterns underneath the standard triplet. The hands will all be played as eighth note triplets so the feet will fall inline with the hand playing the single stroke.

The feet patterns in this lesson will be the same as those given in similar lessons for different rudiments. They are important to practice though as the co ordination and independence between limbs will be slightly different with each rudiment. Remember to use a metronome as much as possible and to work on the timing slowly before pushing the tempo to higher speeds.

Standard and reverse sticking has been shown for each exercise, working on both versions is very important.


Exercise 1

Adding quarter note feet under a standard triplet


Exercise 2

Adding quarter note feet under a standard triplet


Exercise 3

Adding quarter note feet under a standard triplet


Exercise 4

Adding quarter note feet under a standard triplet


Exercise 5

Adding quarter note feet under a standard triplet


Exercise 6

Adding quarter note feet under a standard triplet


TASKS

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get the exercise up to a tempo of 130bpm with good hand technique.
  2. Use both sticking patterns with each exercise.
  3. Create your own feet patterns for the exercises.
  4. Play all 6 exercises as a continuous 4 bar pattern, then repeat.