Here’s a short phrase I came up with after revisiting some of my triplet/gospel video lessons from a few years back. It’s a simple 3 beat phrase consisting of 5 notes. I use it a lot in Jazz as an explosive Billy Cobham style phrase but it also works as a fill for groove or gospel playing. See the video at the bottom for my attempt.
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Today i’m looking back to a video lesson I posted over 5 years ago (suddenly feeling very old) but remains the most popular video on my YouTube channel with over 140,000 views. I was inspired to develop this gospel, linear style through monsters such as Eric Moore, Chris Coleman and Mike Johnston who I recommend you check out.
This lick is based on a simple Paradiddle-diddle but with the last note replaced with a kick:
Now try orchestrating it around the kit. These are two of my favourites:
Here’s my painfully unconfident explanation from back in 2008: