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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

 

Drumming Rudiments

AFTER BEGINNING PRACTICE ON THE 3 MOST BASIC RUDIMENTS The Mighty Two and the Single Paradiddle you can continue with more advanced rudiments.

There are movie clips of these and 34 other rudiments on these pages as well as the stick patterns for each one. To get complete teaching on all of the following rudiments order Drum Discipline Part 1 and Drum Discipline Part 2 on video or DVD.


Rudiments are divided into 6 categories: Single Stroke Rolls, Double Stroke Rolls, Multiple Bounce Rolls, Paradiddles, Flams and Drags.


SINGLE STROKE ROLL RUDIMENTS

SINGLE STROKE ROLL
      
R  L  R  L      R  L  R  L 

 

SINGLE STROKE FOUR

1-trip-let    and
 R  L    R      L  

see movie


SINGLE STROKE SEVEN
1-trip-let    2-trip-let     and
R   L    R    L   R   L       R 



MULTIPLE BOUNCE ROLL RUDIMENTS

 

Multiple Bounce Roll

R   L 

 

TRIPLE STROKE ROLL

RRR   LLL 



DOUBLE STROKE ROLL RUDIMENTS

5 STROKE ROLL
RRLLR    LLRRL


see movie
6 STROKE ROLL
RLL RRL
see movie
7 STROKE ROLL
RRLL  RRL 

9 STROKE ROLL
RRLL RRLL R 

LLRR LLRR L see movie
 
10 STROKE ROLL
RRLL  RRLL RL

see movie

11 STROKE ROLL
RRLL RRLL RRL 

LLRR LLRR LLR see movie
 
13 STROKE ROLL
RRLL RRLL RRLL  R

LLRR LLRR LLRR L see movie
 
15 STROKE ROLL
RRLL  RRLL  RRLL  RRL 
see movie
 
17 STROKE ROLL
RRLL  RRLL  RRLL  RRLL  R


LLRR LLRR LLRR LLRR L see movie

PARADIDDLES

 

SINGLE PARADIDDLE

RLRR LRLL
 see movie

DOUBLE PARADIDDLE

RLRLRR   LRLRLL


see movie


TRIPLE PARADIDDLE
 RLRLRLRR   LRLRLRLL 
see movie

PARADIDDLE-DIDDLE
 RLRRLL 
see movie

FLAMS

Flams are played by striking the playing surface with both sticks, one slightly before the other, and one softer than the other. A flam normally notated by a "grace" note. We have chosen to represent this on the web by making the grace note, or softer note, a lower case letter.

 

THE FLAM

lR   Rl 


see movie

FLAM TAPS
lR  R  rL  L


see movie



FLAM ACCENT
1-trip-let    2-trip-let
lR  L   R     rL   R   L 


see movie



FLAM PARADIDDLE
lR L R R  rL R L L

see movie
FLAMMED MILL
lR R L R    rL L R L


see movie


FLAMACUE

lRLR lR

see movie


FLAM PARADIDDLE-DIDDLE

lRLRRLL


rLRLLRR

see movie

PATAFLAFLA

lRLRrL


rLRLLRR


see movie

SWISS ARMY TRIPLET

lRRL

see movie
 

INVERTED FLAM TAP

lRlrLR
          
see movie

FLAM DRAG

lR LL R    rL RR L





DRAGS

The Right Drag
llR 

see movie


The Left Drag
 rrL
        


THE SINGLE DRAG TAP

llR L   rrL R 

see movie


THE DOUBLE DRAG TAP
llR llR L   rrL rrL R 

see movie

 

LESSON 25

llRLR

see movie

SINGLE DRAGADIDDLE

rrRLR
llRLR

see movie

DRAG PARADIDDLE #1

R llRLRR L rrLRLL

see movie

DRAG PARADIDDLE #2

R llR  llRLRR L  rrL  rrLRLL

see movie

SINGLE RATAMACUE

LlRLR L   rrLRLR

see movie

DOUBLE RATAMACUE

llR llRLRL  rrL  rrLRLR

see movie

TRIPLE RATAMACUE

llR  llR llRLRL  rrL rrL rrLRLR  

see movie

DRAG PARADIDDLE-DIDDLE

llRLRRLL rrLRLLRR

see movie

SINGLE FOUR PARADIDDLE-DIDDLE

LrlRLRRLL rlrLRLLRR

see movie





If you want great speed and control, practice these rudiments 15-30 minutes daily.



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