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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Rolling Triplets in 5/4

Once again today we're focusing on 5/4, using the invaluable Syncopation book to expand our vocabulary. After working extensively on single stroke rolling triplets, i've been keen to try and achieve the same level of comfort in 5/4; all part of my mission to develop as many areas as possible of my odd-time playing. First, convert bars 1-16 of page 38 of Syncopation into 5/4 using the method from this article, then use these new phrases as accents for rolling single stroke triplets. After you've become comfortable with this exercise, try moving the accents to the cymbals with kicks added underneath.

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