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Rubber Triplets

Technique by Kirby Jacobsen // January 24 2013
Rubber Triplets

Here’s another from my vault of homemade rudiments. It’s called “Rubber Triplets.” I guess the name came from looking at my wrists, which appeared to be rubber-like when performing this exercise. Rubber triplets are played with three notes on each hand. What’s great about this exercise is that you have to perform a wrist snap followed by a bounce stroke.

Play this and all rudiments at soft, medium and loud volumes. Start very slow and play it several times before speeding up.

Lock it in the pocket for the new year!




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Kirby  Jacobsen

Kirby jacobsen (drummer, composer, author). Kirby studied Studio Recording and Jazz at the University of Miami and Jazz Performance at William Paterson University. He composes and arranges music for concert band, string and jazz trios and percussion ensemble. His snare solo book, Not Just Another Snare Solo Book, 20 Uncommon Snare Drum Solos, will soon be available on-line through HaMaR Percussion Publications, Inc. Kirby leads the Blue Brush Trio which performs in the NY/NJ metro area. 

Send questions or comments to Kirby at symphonic902@yahoo.com.

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