Secrets of the Greats (eBook + Online Audio)
Drumset Exercises for a Professional Sound
Secrets of the Greats is aimed at the intermediate to advanced drummer who wishes to incorporate triplet patterns into their repertoire. The triplet is the secret weapon of many of the great players in jazz, rock, Latin and fusion. This book details a systematic approach to learning to use triplets in patterns, fills and solos. The companion audio includes recordings of many of the techniques as well as solos incorporating these skills. A great gift for every drummer! Includes access to online audio.
Product Number:
97847BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Pages:
64
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5641-5
ISBN13:
978-16106-5641-2
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
3/11/2011
Secrets of the Greats is aimed at the intermediate to advanced drummer who wishes to incorporate triplet patterns into their repertoire. The triplet is the secret weapon of many of the great players in jazz, rock, Latin and fusion. This book details a systematic approach to learning to use triplets in patterns, fills and solos. The companion audio includes recordings of many of the techniques as well as solos incorporating these skills. A great gift for every drummer! Includes access to online audio.
Secrets of the Greats

Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................5
Explanation of Notation........................................................................................................................................6
Section 1: Reading Triplets ................................................................................................................................7
Sixteenth Note Triplet Exercise ........................................................................................................................8
Sextuplet Exercise ............................................................................................................................................9
Quarter and Half Note Triplets ......................................................................................................................10
Triplet Note Value Relationships ....................................................................................................................11
Section 2: Triplet Rudiments and Applications ..............................................................................................12
Triplet Stickings ..............................................................................................................................................13
Triplet Stickings (cont.) ..................................................................................................................................14
Four-Stroke Ruff Triplets ................................................................................................................................17
Inverted Double-Stroke Roll Triplets..............................................................................................................18
Six-Stroke Roll Applications ..........................................................................................................................19
Paradiddle-diddle Application ........................................................................................................................20
Swiss Army Triplets ........................................................................................................................................21
Inverted Paradiddle Triplets ............................................................................................................................22
Paradiddle Triplets ..........................................................................................................................................22
Double Paradiddle Grooves ............................................................................................................................23
Inverted Single Flammed Mill Triplets ..........................................................................................................24
Single Flammed Mills as Triplets ..................................................................................................................24
Inverted Pataflafla Triplets ..............................................................................................................................25
Pataflafla Triplets ............................................................................................................................................25
Section 3: Triplet Grooves ................................................................................................................................26
Shuffle Beats ..................................................................................................................................................28
Shuffle Hi-Hat Foot Ostinato Technique ........................................................................................................30
Triplet Ostinato Hi-Hat Technique..................................................................................................................31
Hip Hop Triplet Patterns/Half Time Shuffle ..................................................................................................32
 Single Stroke Sextuplet Grooves ....................................................................................................................33
Right, Left, Left, Sextuplet Grooves ..............................................................................................................34
Half Time Shuffle Funk Triplet Ostinato........................................................................................................35
Funky Sticking Pattern R, L, R, R, L, Bass....................................................................................................36
Two Surface Sextuplet Ride............................................................................................................................37
Afro Cuban Style Ideas ..................................................................................................................................38
Linear Triplet Patterns ....................................................................................................................................39
Layered Triplet Patterns ..................................................................................................................................41
Section 4: Swing Triplets ....................................................................................................................................42
Mixed Swing Triplet Stickings ......................................................................................................................48
Section 5: Double Bass Triplets ........................................................................................................................49
Double Bass Triplet Ostinato Grooves ..........................................................................................................50
Double Bass Sextuplet Ostinato Grooves ......................................................................................................51
Double Bass Grooves Featuring Triplets ........................................................................................................52
Broken Triplet Bass Drum Ostinato ..............................................................................................................53
Double Bass Fill Ideas with Sextuplets ..........................................................................................................54
Section 6: Fills and Solos ..................................................................................................................................55
Hip Accent on the Third Note ........................................................................................................................56
Triplet Double Notes ......................................................................................................................................57
Broken Eighth Note Triplets ..........................................................................................................................58
Eighth Note Triplets Subdivided ....................................................................................................................59
Eighth Note Triplet Fills Subdivided ..............................................................................................................60
Sextuplet Hand and Foot Combinations ........................................................................................................61
Sixteenth Note and Sixteenth Triplet Fills......................................................................................................64
Triplets Divided in Groups of Four ................................................................................................................65
Triplets Divided in Groups of Five ................................................................................................................67
Triplets Divided in Groups of Seven ..............................................................................................................68
 
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