In this lesson you will learn a variation of the hand to foot triplet pattern covered previously. The pattern is very commonly used and this variation is a great way to mix up your fills a little. In a later lesson we will combine the two movements within one fill but the purpose here is to get you familiar with the new movement.
The fill is made up of a bar of eighth note triplets. Each beats worth of triplet is played 'Right Foot, Right Hand, Left Hand'. Notated, it looks like this:
Before moving on to any orchestrations of this fill, spend time making sure you can play this pattern fluidly. There should be no pauses around the kick drum notes, it is one constant bar of eighth note triplets. at the bottom of the page you will find a list of links to lessons you may find useful when playing this part. Note that in the final example, a quarter note snare is added at the end of the bar.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all example fills up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
- Create your own fills using the given parts as inspiration.
- Apply the fill to your playing.