Triplet Crossover Groove
An easy to learn, hard to master triplet crossover technique. But, it's a lot of fun to practice, so you'll have it mastered in no time!
Buddy Rich often used crossover patterns like this to spice up the visual aspect of his performances. That’s really the purpose of playing a crossover pattern like this — it looks cool.
I find that thinking about the pattern for what it is rather than how it reads (in this situation, at least) is a better approach to learning it. It really is a simple concept.
For fun, you can layout 3 books or pillows on the table or floor. Use them as your temporary drum kit to play this pattern. It’s a lot of fun!