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

Jazz Drummer’s Workshop

Triplet Fill Concepts

Part 3: Three-Over-Four Fills With Rudiments

Welcome to the third and final lesson in our series on jazz-style triplet fills. This lesson continues with the three-over-four triplet concept and incorporates buzz rolls, double strokes, and paradiddles. In our first example, we’ll play the accents using the bass drum and ride cymbal while using buzz rolls on the snare drum.

Check out a video demonstration of the exercises below.

John Xepoleas

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

Learn about the February 2016 issue of Modern Drummer featuring Adam Deitch