The Shuffle

Looking for a fun, challenging and worthwhile beat to work on?  The Shuffle is based on triplets, so getting comfortable with triplets first is the way to go.  When counting triplets we say: "One And Ah, Two And Ah, Three And Ah, Four And Ah."  As with any new rhythm, counting out loud is highly recommended when working on the Shuffle as it helps us to know where we are within the rhythm and where any mistakes are occurring.  The first type of Shuffle shown utilizes "Up/Down" technique in both hands which presents a challenge.  Take your time and be sure you maintain the steady "Up/Down" on the Hi Hat while working on bass drum placement.  I've also included some alternate approaches where the cymbal treatment differs.  Have fun and go for it!