Triplet Crossover GrooveNate Brown
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.
There is no notation included in this week’s video drum lesson because the notation tends to make this groove appear more difficult than it actually is. See for yourself below.
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!
If you nail it, let me know in the comments below. You could even post a link to a video of you playing it. That would be great! Keep drumming!