Re: 16th note triplets on bass between 8th note high hat beats
On the sheet music ( I couldn't find anything online in my 10 minute search that had a beat like I was talking about) It has an 8th note hi-hat pattern, and in between 2 of the hi-hat hits, there is 2 bass shots with the lines connected and a 3 over them. I believe it would be counted One and Two And trip let Three and Four and. I could screen shot it on my PC if anybody would like off the DVD.
As for my bass drum technique, when I first started I was playing heel down. My teacher encouraged me to switch to heel up to get more power out of the bass, so I've been doing that. I asked him what to do when you have 2 quick notes in a row, and he would hit with his toe as he lifted his leg. A heel down shot before and up. Basically the motions of a heel toe, but exaggerated from what I've seen in videos. When I first started playing, I would sub-consciously do this as I wasn't used to playing heel up. Cheat basically. Now that I've gotten comfortable playing heel up, I'm having a hard time doing it. I still do it without thinking about it, but now that I've gotten to this lesson, and the 2 hits are so quick, its something I need to work on.
I thought a good idea would be to play 16th notes constantly on the bass, while doing and 8th note beat on the hats. I feel like day 1 on the drums, with no limb independence. Is there a good way to go and learn this technique, or am I going about it the right way? Or should I just concentrate some time on just playing the bass until its more natural? Without doing anything else it feels pretty good. I don't try to go very fast, I've only been playing 4 months. Maybe I just need more time on the kit to develop some speed naturally before diving into these.
Don't know when I'll be able to start the lessons again, untill then I just got these DVDs. I Feel really comfortable with doing the snare shot doubles in between now, and actually find myself doing it to much when I play lol.
Thanks for the help everyone.
And while I'm writing this novel of questions, any fun way of doing rudiments?