This exercise consists of 6 parts, to be played with both hands (R-L or L-R) on the snare and combining this with the bass drum and HiHat. When not read in the exercise the HiHat is always on quarter notes. Bar 1 – Right hand and left hand read eighth note triplets. Bar 2 – Right hand and bass drum read eighth note triplets. Bar 3 – Left hand and bass drum read eighth note triplets. Bar 4 – Right hand and HiHat read eighth note triplets. Bar 5 – Left hand and HiHat read eighth note triplets. Bar 6 – Bass drum and HiHat read eighth note triplets.
Reading eighth note triplets is much simpler than reading quarter note triplets, since, like eighth notes, this figure is found in many styles of popular music, and this makes them fairly easy to assimilate. In any case, always recite eighth note triplets to control their location in the beat and the bar and place your strokes accurately (with confidence), and listen constantly to the metronome so that you do not lose the beat.