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Lesson One:
How to hold the sticks, The Mighty Two and Preparation For A Rock and Roll Backbeat

Lesson Two: The Single Paradiddle and the Five Stroke Roll

The 7 Essential Rudiments

34 Additional Rudiments: More Advanced Rudiments

Upbeats and Downbeats: Playing with Three Limbs!

Combinations

Wrists Of Fury

Deep Fried Drums

Drum Tuning Tips

Setting Up Your Drums

Making Practice Count

 

Lesson Two

From "Dawn Of The Drummer"

The Single Paradiddle

R L R R    L R L L 
As before, start out slowly and with an open stick pattern. see movie

Gradually speed up, stay relaxed, sustain for 2-5 minutes, slow down.
Memorize this one because it will give you some fun things to try on the set!

Play all rights (R) on the ride cymbal or the hihat. This sounds really good when you speed it up.

Accent 2 and 4 with left hand on the snare drum.

1 e + a    2 e + a    3 e + a    4 e + a 
R L R R L R L L R L R R L R L L


see movie



The 5 Stroke Roll

R R L L R    L L R R L
see movie
  • Follow the usual routine and when you have it memorized, play the single taps (R and L) on the small tom. see movie

  • When this gets comfortable, play the final right tap (R) on the floor tom and the final left tap on the small tom. It’s fun!

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