Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:25 AM
What I've done is throw together a few examples of sextuplets as they may appear in a transcription. As always with drumming, there are SO many combinations, stickings, orchestrations etc. that to include an exhaustive list would be pointless and insulting to your intelligence. Use these ideas as a basis and explore! I'd love to see some more community contributions if you come up with something special. Post them up!
This was a really fun page to create. My hope is that it's twice as fun for you guys to play!
- ALWAYS use a metronome.
- A sextuplet can also be thought of as two semiquaver triplets in a row. Both versions will sound exactly the same.
- If you're not sure about the speed of a sextuplet grouping, it's only slightly faster than a group of semiquavers. The 4th stroke in the sextuplet should fall cleanly on the 'and' count of the beat.
- Listen to examples of this lick being used in songs. It's definitely out there. I'll post a few up a few song names and track times as I can think of them.
- Practice other groupings too! I created a thread on them with more details here:
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:20 AM
I joined in on that previous post a couple of weeks back about counting Sextuplets, but I didn't really have any good examples (
I now have a new drum teacher, and we are currently covering shuffles and half time shuffles, so many thanks for including the "Sixes" pdf.
To stay in line with my current lessons, I'm currently trying to sweeten up and practice my triplet / Sextuplet fills, and your pdf is just the ticket.
Thanks very much for putting that up Rythmaticus, it will definately help me and many others I should imagine.
Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:41 AM
As for some examples of sextuplets being used in songs, here's a couple that came to mind:
Green Day - "Jesus Of Suburbia". It's those really fast drum solos at about 1:46. Two sixes in a row.
The Butterfly Effect - "...And The Promise Of The Truth". Another drum solo section, 3:00 into the song. Again, two in a row.
Foo Fighters - "Rope". Twice in the song. Firstly, near the end of the 2nd chorus, at about 2:38. Then again at the end of the guitar solo, Taylor plays semiquavers then a six back-to-back (3:27). It sounds like the roll speeds up.
Have a listen on youtube or something. This is only a few small examples of said lick, if I find more I'll compile a longer list.
Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:23 PM
Iv done a video lesson of one of my favourite sextuplet fills.
Here is the link if you wanna check it out?: