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How To Count Quarter Note Triplets

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




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  • daniel

    kudos 2 u great lesson

  • elijah

    i need to know how to order your product, i’m in nigeria

  • Yara

    Hey can u plz make Video about How to play songs on Drum…
    i Really want to know how to play ” Do it like a dude ” …So PLzzz Make a video about it Okay ??

  • Kirill

    I tried few days to make these triplets without counting. I just could not image that it is so easy to count )) And great patterns to improve my skills!!! Thank you for all of your videos guys!!

  • Carl Hine

    Great !!! Saw these on Youtube. So glad you have the PDF that allows me to print this off. I was thinking I’d have to print each screen shot off. I’ll give it all a go tonight when I get home.

  • jmmr

    please tell me cuz i need help xD

  • jmmr

    hey where are the lessons where they teach you to count????? D:

  • henry

    muy buenos tutoriales exelente good very well

  • Rob

    Thanks a lot, it is fun! When I tell people about your lessons may I refer to you as my drum teacher :)

    thanks for your useful help during my start with drumming!

  • Jeremi

    Huh!… I actually picked these up quicker than I thought I would… not flying at em but I got it at slower tempos… I’ve never seen them before… maybe I’ve heard em but never picked up on them before now…

    THANX DL’s.COM!!

  • Jared Falk

    I hope you guys like this lesson

    • Anthony Guerrero

      Jared I think your videos are fantastic and they’ve helped me a tremendous amount. I just don’t think the cursing part was needed nor is it very funny at all. I enjoy your vids but I and probably some others out there just lost a tremendous amount of respect for you. I know you can’t appeal to all users of this site but I just thought I would add a little input, for future reference.

    • daniel

      jared falk good lesson kudos 2 u

  • jairo garcia

    hey I am trying to download the pdf sheet but no answer, is it my pc problem?

    • Janado

      The download works great for me. It seems like the problem is on your side man.

  • matt

    im confused n iv watched the other triplet videos :/