This is a great and challenging pattern played as 16th note triplets between the hi hat and the kick drum, as played by John Bonham on Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'. This can be played much easier with a double bass drum pedal, but we are going to go for it with a single pedal, as it was played by the man himself. To get used to this idea, I would recommend just practicing playing the idea over and over with a metronome and gradually increasing the speed. Then you can add it to some nice phat rocking grooves. As always, it would be great if you could 'like' and subscribe, and/or leave a comment about your favourite Zeppelin tracks and Bonham's beats and fills. Cheers. Alex
This sheet music accompanies Alex Ribchester's lesson titled "That Bonham Bass Drum Triplet Thing - Good Times Bad Times.
This is a great little drum lick that I first came across in the track 'Black Dog' by Led Zeppelin. In this video we are taking the same sticking pattern and turning it into a one bar drum fill. This idea is played using a combination of 16th notes and 32nd note triplets. I am playing a When The Levee Breaks style of groove at around 75 bpm. I suggest to practice it with slow to medium tempos or in a half time groove. Hope you enjoy it!