This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the January 2016 issue, which is available here.

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop

Triplet Fill Concepts

Part 2: More Three-Over Four Fills

Welcome to the second lesson in our series on jazz-style triplet fills. This month we’ll continue with the three-over-four triplet concept. For this version of the fill, you’ll play the first three notes of the phrase on the snare and the fourth note on the bass drum.

Check out a video demo below.

John Xepoleas

For the complete lesson with transcriptions, check out the January 2016 issue, which is available here.

Learn about the January 2016 issue of Modern Drummer featuring Neil Peart