Jazz Drummer’s Workshop
Relative Tempo: Click-Shifting Exercises to Improve Your Sense of Time
by Steve Fidyk
This article discusses ways to improve your sense of timing by shifting a quarter-note click to each 8th-note-triplet or 16th-note subdivision.
Here’s an mp3 demonstrating the exercise in triplet form.[audio:https://www.moderndrummer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Triplet-Subdivision-Click-S.mp3|titles=Triplet Subdivision]
Here’s an mp3 demonstrating the exercise in 16th-note form.[audio:https://www.moderndrummer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Duple-Subdivision-Click-Shi.mp3|titles=16th-note Subdivision]
For transcriptions and additional insight into these exercises, check out the complete article on page 70 of the August 2011 issue of Modern Drummer.