Triplet AccentTechnique by Will Taylor // October 08 2012
Hello, readers of The Black Page! I hope you’re all well and good. This week’s lesson is a basic hand to hand accent to tap exercise. It’s a fun accent pattern and sounds great when you start pushing the tempo.
We need to stay nice and loose for this exercise as we want a big fat sound, so don’t tense up and kill the sound of your drum. Technique-wise, we’ll be bouncing everything out, so free stokes all round with a louder throw down for the accent until the tempo picks up. At this stage we’ll start to use our Moeller technique to help whip out those accents—but still keep it loose and concentrate on the sound we’re producing.
As ever, practice in front of mirror with a click, start slow, and don’t move up in tempo until you have the current tempo nailed. I hope you enjoy this, and if you have any questions get in touch via the site or on the comments page on YouTube.
About the Author
Will began playing in the Falcons marching band and took a heavy interest in rudimental drumming. This led to seven years of marching snare drum with the Falcons (finally writing for and leading the drumline) and time at the Cadence drum and bugle corps.
He began playing drum kit during this time and took to studying hard with some great teachers (Richard Spooner, Tom Meadows, Neil Martin) and playing for many different artists as well as playing on releases by Gary Go and Incoherence to name a few. Will maintains a busy teaching schedule whilst playing, touring and recording with different artists and bands.
Email Will with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow him on Twitter at twitter@willtaylordrums or visit him online at http://www.willtaylor.co.uk/
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