Daily Practice: 2 Accenting Triplets

In this practice video I’m working on using hand drums (in this case books) to practice accenting the 2nd triplet.  This is similar to Lesson 80 (triplets grouped in 4). I also demonstrate working on triplets grouped in 5’s.  I’ve found that working with hand drums or simply tapping on a table or on my legs is be a great way to work on my rhythm, time and feel.  It definitely translates to my playing on the saxophone, improving my overall time, feel and groove.  Working on accenting the 2nd triplet using hand drumming is slowly helping me hear and feel the 2nd triplet accent which in turn keeps me true to the harmonic rhythm and from losing beat 1 when the rhythm section starts to accent the 2nd triplet for a time.

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