In this lesson I will be showing you how the Standard Triplet can be applied to grooves in a very similar way to the 16 Beat Groove Concept
. This will essentially be a simple orchestration of the standard triplet with some kicks add underneath. Because the rudiment is played as eighth note triplets the kicks will have a Swung Feel.
The basis of this groove concept is playing a standard triplet sticking on the hi hats. The single right hand stroke played at the start of each grouping allows snares to be placed on any numbered count very easily and you will use this to create both common and double time snare placements.
Below I have shown the hands for the common and double time versions of this concept. I have included sticking to clarify how the hands fall.
Before progressing to the grooves below, make sure you are comfortable with the hand placement. The selection of examples that follow all use this sticking and have kicks applied at various points. These start simple and get progressively more difficult. I have excluded any 16th notes to avoid the parts getting to complex, we'll look at that in another lesson.
Groove Example 1
Groove Example 2
Groove Example 3
Groove Example 4
Groove Example 5
Groove Example 6
Groove Example 7
- Learn all exercises upto a tempo of at least 130bpm.
- Experiment with orchestration and construct your own grooves and fills using this idea.
- Construct some phrase type patterns using the concept presented here.