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Them Pesky Triple Strokes

Technique by Will Taylor // January 03 2013
Them Pesky Triple Strokes

Hello and happy New Year, all! I thought I’d kick off 2013 where we left off last year—with more triple strokes. These are hard to get going but once up and running are just fantastic. 

This exercise takes you between hand-to-hand eighth notes and triple-stroke sextuplets. When we’re going slowly, we’ll be bouncing everything out using free strokes. (The eighth notes will remain free strokes for the entire exercise.) As the tempos rise, it’s the triple stroke technique that will change, from bouncing free strokes to Moeller whips to finger strokes.

The video best describes this, so I hope you enjoy! Any questions, feel free to get in touch.




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About the Author
Will  Taylor

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 willtaylordrums@gmail.com, follow him on Twitter at twitter@willtaylordrums or visit him online at http://www.willtaylor.co.uk/

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