I have a new favorite technique. triplets 4-2-1. even with the crap bass drum pedal that I have (it cost $30). I can sound like I’m going super fast. all you have to do is hit a drum twice then hit the kick drum. It sounds awesome when you get it going really fast. Its a great technique to know.
I’m quite fond of a floor tom/bass triplet that i discovered when listening to an obscure band called Nema. its actually a friend of mine’s cousins band. but anyway, you kinda need a double pedal to pull it off right, you hit the floor tom then follow up with to the kicks, right and left(or left and right for you lefties). its really simple and almost redundant if you have a double pedal but it sounds cool and its fun which makes it all worth it.
4 times per measure, 2 hits with your hands, 1 hit with your foot.
Thats a cool way to use this lick. I call it an Uhgada because that’s kinda what it sounds like when you get it going fast ...uhgada, uhgada,uhgada,uhgada. Another nice way to use it is as sixteenth notes. 4 uhgadas = 12 notes which covers the space of 3 beats as sixteenth notes (or 4 subdivisions per beat). Then you can do whatever you want for the last beat. I usually add 4 more sixteenths by playing RLRL. And it’s worth mentioning that you get a polyrhythm of 4 over 3 by playing 4 uhgadas over 3 beats this way.