How To Count 16th Note Triplets

Easy Drumming That Sounds Hard

In this free video drum lesson, Jared Falk teaches you how to count 16th note triplets, and how to relate them to quarter notes, 8th notes, 16th notes, and 8th note triplets. He does so by using some simple but effective exercises and fills. Jared also teaches you how to read and write 16th note triplets and how to notate 16th note triplet rests.

You’ll have to have a good understanding of some of the different note values that are available to you, to get the most out of this free drum lesson. To help you out with this, we’ve put together an extensive collection of free drum lessons on how to count and play different note values. From those free drum lessons, we encourage you to go through the ones that will teach you how to count quarter notes, how to count 8th notes, how to count 16th notes, and how to count 8th note triplets. Once you’ve been through those free drum lessons, you’ll find the six exercises featured within this one a lot easier to play.

Although exercises #1 to #4 are used for ear training purposes and for practicing your ability to move between different note values, you can still apply them to your everyday playing. We suggest using them as drum fills by orchestrating the strokes around the drum set – as Jared did by using the rhythmic pattern of exercise #4 as a drum fill on exercise #6 – or as broken hi-hat patterns.

Once you’ve been through this free drum lesson, we encourage you to keep expanding on your knowledge of note values by moving on to the free drum lesson “How To Count Quarter Note Triplets“.




  • Ajayi Boluwatife says:

    need some drums lessons to be a perfect drummer

  • Pharmc14 says:

    Very nice site!

  • yash ajmani says:

    hy bro plz email me all the advance lessons of drum in pdf file form i ll py money for it plzzzzz do dis favour

  • John Wilson says:

    I’ve been playing since elementary school. At that time I was able to read music. I went on the road playing with a cover band and stopped reading music. It was just easier to remember what I heard and use my skills that way. Now I would like to be better at reading and understand what I am playing, in note value. I have enjoyed your approach to teaching and it has helped my feel for note values and meter. You can teach an old dog!

  • Jake M says:

    Hey Jared this a very good lessons, I was wondering if there could be a lesson about moving 8th note Triplets & 16 note Triplets around the drum kit. I always get tripped up when I move off the snare in a triplet roll.

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