Triple Stroke Roll In Groups Of 4

A syncopated triplet orchestration exercise where the voicing changes in odd places.

In this lesson you will be creating a syncopated grouping within a triple stroke triplet that will be created by moving around the kit in groups of 4. If you were playing quavers or semi quavers this would be a perfectly normal grouping, however you're not you're playing triplets which you would expect to see in blocks of three or six. So by playing in blocks of four over a rhythm made up of three notes you are creating an odd feel that will have an interesting sound. On top of that, the quarter notes are accented slightly with the unison notes of the standard sticking. If you find are you loosing the triplet rhythm with this grouping keep the '1 tri plet 2 tri plet' counting going whilst you play it. It is very important to keep a sense of rhythm whilst playing these types of syncopated rhythm.

Feet have been included in all exercises but only as quarter notes. For this orchestration concept it is acceptable to use the same drum twice within a bar as long as two groups of two aren't played on the same drum in a row. At the bottom of the page you will find a list of links that may be helpful when learning these parts.


Exercise 1

Triple stroke roll played as groups of four

Exercise 2

Triple stroke roll played as groups of four

Exercise 3

Triple stroke roll played as groups of four

Exercise 4

Triple stroke roll played as groups of four

Exercise 5

Triple stroke roll played as groups of four

TASKS

  • Get all exercises up to a tempo of 140bpm.
  • Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
  • Experiment with various different feet patterns in all exercises.