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Tiger Bill’s Speed Lesson #70

This is one of my favorite accented triplet patterns. The accents themselves form the basic jazz ride cymbal time pattern while the eighth-note fill-ins add a sense of forward movement that sounds great when applied to the drumset in jazz and other styles.

Practice Pad, Speed

Tiger Bill Speed Lesson #69

Welcome to the fourth and final installment of my lesson designed to develop both the speed and endurance of your single stroke roll while letting you compare your speed to that of the legendary Buddy Rich, who was capable of maintaining single strokes at speeds of up to about 950 beats per minute (bpm). If you missed any of the other three parts of this lesson, please practice them first before working on this.