Welcome back to a new drum lesson!
Eight note triplets are a common rhythmic figure in music, and they can be a great tool for drummers looking to add some variety to their fills. In this new drum lesson, we'll explore how to play eight note triplets on the drums, as well as some examples of how they can be used in drum fills.
First, let's talk about what an eight note triplet is. In music notation, a triplet is a group of three notes played within the same amount of time that would normally be occupied by two notes. For example, in a 4/4 time signature, a quarter note would normally take up one beat, but in an eight note triplet, three notes are played in the space of a quarter note. This creates a rolling, triplet feel to the rhythm.
Now, let's talk about using eight note triplets in drum fills. A fill is a short, improvised drumming passage played between sections of a song. Fills can be used to add excitement, transition between sections, or simply provide a break from the repetitive rhythms of the song.
In conclusion, eight note triplets are a valuable rhythmic tool for drummers. They can add interest and variety to your playing, and they can be incorporated into your fills to add excitement and energy to the music. With a little practice, you'll be able to use eight note triplets to add a new dimension to your drumming.
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