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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

 

Upbeats

Upbeat Examples

The following exercises use the bass drum on the upbeats or the count "+". The first exercise uses the bass drum on all the upbeats. Practice counting 1+2+3+4+ while playing the bass drum only on the counts "+". Then proceed to try the other exercises. They all sound good and are very valuable to learn!

First, a key for the drum notation.

How to read this notation.


Example 1: see movie



Example 2: see movie



Example 3: see movie



Example 4: see movie








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