Inspired by last week’s Elvin Jones 9 beat phrase lesson, I’ve been working on more ways to master the triplet with odd subdivisions. These odd number phrases have an conventional feel and mastering them can give you lots of new rhythmical options; a technique regularly employed by Elvin.
Below are groups of 7 played as single-stroke rolls. I’m accenting the 1st & 5th note of each group. There are 4 orchestration options then an alternate sticking of RLRL RLL – also with orchestrations.