This is the triple version of Duple Chant in 3 #1. This chant has a swing triplet feel. Written in two measures, it’s a simple yet serious pocket. Driven by the hats on every beat, the real meat of this chant is in the repeating snare and kick drum over and over. I highly recommend grooving on this chant up to 20 minutes with a metronome set at 110 bpm. This is one of the most basic approaches to developing a relaxed pocket in the unusual feel of a triple 3.
This chant revisits the previous Rock Chant in 3 with more detail. The hats are on all three beats. The bass drum pattern repeats the dotted eighth note tied to the sixteenth figure and adds a pickup sixteenth note at the very end of the chant in measure 4 which lands on the “a” of 3. The snare holds a constant stroke on the “and” of beat 2. This is one of my fundamental warm up chants as well.