The Standard Triplet In Groups Of Four

A syncopated orchestration of the standard triplet that syncopates groups of four within the three note grouping.

In this standard triplet orchestration lesson the rudiment will be moved around the kit in groups of four, meaning the pattern will be syncopated. This pattern can get very difficult as not only are you playing groups of four within a rhythm based on threes, for the last block of four you have to switch orchestration over a double stroke. At the bottom of the page you will find links to lessons you may find useful, if you find yourself struggling with any of these parts have a look through some of these lessons.

Remember, you hands will always be playing a standard triplet in all exercises. 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. Don't be afraid to slow these exercises right down.


Exercise 1

Standard triplet moving in blocks of 4


Exercise 2

Standard triplet moving in blocks of 4


Exercise 3

Standard triplet moving in blocks of 4


Exercise 4

Standard triplet moving in blocks of 4


Exercise 5

Standard triplet moving in blocks of 4


Exercise 6

Standard triplet moving in blocks of 4


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.