In this lesson you will be taking the straight RLLF exercise learned previously as quavers and semi quavers and playing it over eighth note triplets. This will create an almost 'uncomfortable' syncopated rhythm as you are playing blocks of four in a three note pulse. This will take a lot of getting used to but some really great patterns can be created from it.
It is important that you are familiar and comfortable with the standard RLLF movement and you should be comfortable with triplet timing before trying this exercise. The pattern is shown as straight snare notes and the familiar accents and ghost notes, a lesson on orchestrating for more complicated fill use will be given separately. This pattern will be very similar to the RLLF In 68, only the pulse will be slightly different.
Here is the exercise. Phrase markings have been included to show where the pattern falls within the bar. Note that you can play the pattern three full times around the triplets and each time it starts its a beat in a triplet later than the previous instance.
Then here it as with accents and ghost notes:
- Using the 2 minute rule, get the exercises up to a tempo of around 150bpm.