Offbeat 16th Triplet Kicks On Counts 1 And 3

Decorating grooves with a quick sixteenth note triplet movement.

In this lesson you will be learning another offbeat knare movement that replaces the standard 16th note with a 16th note triplet. In all patterns the first note of the triplet will be played on a right hand with the other triplet notes filled in on the kick. On this page you will focus on two placements, count 1 and count 3. I will start out by showing the placements, both individually then together, then grooves will be built using the new kick placements.

Here is the momement on beat 1 with both eighth and quarter note right hands.

The movement placed on count 1.

Then on beat 3 with both eighth and quarter note right hands.

The movement placed on count 3.

Then placed on both counts.

The movement placed on count 1 and count 3.

Listed below are six grooves with these three ideas used. At the bottom of the page you will find a collection of links to other lessons you may find useful. Pay particular attention to the dynamics around the triplet kicks. The notes are fast so it will be very easy to let one note drop quieter than the other.


Example 1

A groove using sixteenth note triplet kicks


Example 2

A groove using sixteenth note triplet kicks


Example 3

A groove using sixteenth note triplet kicks


Example 4

A groove using sixteenth note triplet kicks


Example 5

A groove using sixteenth note triplet kicks


Example 6

A groove using sixteenth note triplet kicks


TASK

  • Learn all grooves upto a tempo of at least 150bpm.
  • Experiment with orchestration and triplet placement.
  • Apply this pattern to a phrased example as either the groove or fill.