Tiger Bill’s Speed Lesson #72: Speedy Jazz Ride Triplet Fill-ins - Part 3

By Tiger Bill Meligari Published April 1, 2010

In this concluding segment, we're taking the exercises you practiced from the previous two lessons and applying them to the drumset. If you haven't studied parts one and two yet, please do so before working on this one.

Video Lesson

Check out the video to see how I apply the exercises to the drumset. Gradually increase the speed each day while attempting to keep your arms, hands, wrists, and fingers as loose and relaxed as possible. Feel free to vary the exercises and get creative with them, as the video example demonstrates.


Reverse Hands For Additional Practice

Once you can perform the written exercise cleanly and up to speed, try practicing with the sticking reversed. If you find you're having trouble playing the accents cleanly and without getting tense, refer to my Web site at www.TensionFreeDrumming.com.

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Until next time: Have fun and stay loose!

Tiger Bill Meligari