The Single Stroke Triplet Played On The Feet

Develop all aspects of your foot work with this single stroke triplet based lesson.

In this lesson you will be developing your foot work by going back to the Single Stroke Triplet and playing it on the feet rather than the hands. The aim of here is to improve stamina and co ordination of your feet to give you more options in groove and fill construction. These exercises are built in the same way as our Single Stroke Roll On The Feet and Double Stroke Roll on the feet lessons but using the single stroke triplet rudiment.

Remember that when playing triplets, each group starts on alternating hands. So beat 1 will start on the right foot and beat 2 on the left. This will really help develop your weaker foot.

You will be given two sets of single stroke triplet exercises for the feet, each using a different note value. For each note value you will be given a version where the feet are split between the bass drum and hi hat and a second version using double bass drum. If you don't have a double pedal or two bass drums on your kit, the hi hat and bass drum exercise acheives exactly the same thing.


Quarter Note Triplet Exercises

You will start with a very slow version of the exercise using quarter note triplets. This will familiarize you with the way the feet work and get your left foot working a bit more before you start speeding things up in the next two exercises.

Hi Hat And Bass Drum

The quarter note triplet exercise.

Double Kick

The quarter note triplet exercise.

TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get the exercise up to a tempo of around 170bpm.

Eighth Note Triplet Exercises

Next you are going to double up the note values and play the same patterns as eighth notes. Nothing has changed here except the speed of the exercise.

Hi Hat And Bass Drum

The eighth note exercise.

Double Kick

The eighth note exercise.

TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get the exercise up to a tempo of around 130bpm.