Colin Woolway's Teasers

Swiss Bounce Account

Many months ago, I presented a teaser based around double strokes bounced off different drums, and mentioned in passing that this can be done using "Swiss Triplet" sticking. Here's how ...

First, in the words of all the best celebrity cooks, you take your Swiss Triplet, and play it thus:

Note that the right hand is playing a shuffle. Now bounce the right hand off another sound source, the high tom for example:

Now bounce the left hand, which is playing the second and third notes of the triplet, off, for example, the hi-hat:

A good deal of amusement and enlightenment can be had by trying different sound sources to bounce off, and going for triplet fills in a jazz feel, or syncopated sixteenth fills in a rock feel. Now for a Swiss Roll ...