Co-Ordination Exercise Using Triplets

Split single stroke triplets up between the hands and feet then mix up different groups of note values.

In this lesson we will be extending our previous Co Ordination Exercise to include eighth note triplets. The exercises are exactly the same, just put in to a triplet timing. Notice that the first group of three starts with a hand and the second with a foot.


Exercise 1

Right Hand – Right Foot.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Exercise 2

Left Hand – Right Foot.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Exercise 3

Right Hand – Left Foot.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Exercise 4

Left Hand – Left Foot.

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


TASKS

  1. Learn all exercises at a tempo of at least 120bpm.
  2. Combine all four exercises to create a four bar long pattern.
  3. Experiment with different orchestrations.

Combining Note Values Exercise

It can be useful when working on building up speed in this exercise to switch from playing a bar of eighth notes to playing a bar of eighth note triplets. That would look like this:

Exercise 5

Hands and right foot

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


Exercise 6

Hands and left foot

Hand and Foot co ordination exercise


TASKS

  1. Learn exercises 5 and 6 at a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  2. Experiment with reversing the pattern, so starting each exercise on a foot rather than a hand.