Swiss Army Triplet With Each Hand On A Different Drum

A very straight forward orchestration of the swiss army triplet designed to get your hands moving around the kit.

In this swiss army triplet orchestration concept each hand will just play a different drum as you have probably done with many other rudiments by now. For example, in the first exercise the right hand plays the floor tom and the left hand plays the high tom. This is a great pattern for giving the rudiment a melodic feel, particularly with more complex stickings like this. These exercises will be very similar to other rudiments orchestrated this way, you can find some of these linked at the bottom of the page.

Remember, you hands will always be playing a swiss army triplet in all exercises on this page. In the later exercises the orchestration switches at various points in the bar. 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.

These patterns can get quite full on so don't be afraid to slow the part right down. Note accuracy is always far more important that speed.


Exercise 1

Swiss army triplet with each hand playing a different drum


Exercise 2

Swiss army triplet with each hand playing a different drum


Exercise 3

Swiss army triplet with each hand playing a different drum


Exercise 4

Swiss army triplet with each hand playing a different drum


Exercise 5

Swiss army triplet with each hand playing a different drum


Exercise 6

Swiss army triplet with each hand playing a different drum


Exercise 7

Swiss army triplet with each hand playing a different drum


TASKS

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
  2. Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
  3. Use as many different feet patterns as you can think of with each exercise.