This is the triplet version, more for jazz time playing, of an idea from a long time ago which you can now find in the Ideas for Jazz Drumming e-book. It works on hand co-ordination, but the unisons are very important - no flamming! Play with a feathered bass on all four and hi-hat on 2 and 4. You can voice the hands between the cymbal and the snare, but also try other sounds. Start slow.
As promised here is a set of 7 beat ideas for comping with jazz time. They follow a fairly similar pattern to the 5 beat ideas I posted a few months ago. There are a few interesting things to work on here. I've been experimenting with using figure 3 as a comping figure with a Bossa Nova. Try it out.
September 15th, 2016
I'm posting this in basics as I think it is a good exercise for beginners, but in fact it can be useful for all levels as a warm up or a way to practice moving in and out of time. The basic idea is for you to play a bar of time and then a bar of single stroke triplets, repeating many times until it is smooth. Then you play two bars of time and two bars of triplets. then 4 bars of each. At this point you can see you are developing foundations for trading fours, then eights, working up to 32bar phrases. The second page gets a bit more challenging as it introduces accents, which can then be voiced and mixed to develop solos and so on. Work with basic feet throughout, as you can see in the pdf, and a variety of tempos.
This is a simplification of a warm-up by Anika Nilles (click here to see the original). I thought it was a nice idea and good little challenge but felt it made more sense to me in 4/4. Careful of the switch in sticking. It has also inspired another idea on triplet paradiddles which I'll put up another time.
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