Have you been writing the same drum parts over and over again? Are you looking for some new patterns to add to your arsenal?
You’re in luck: the answer to your problem was right under your nose this entire time.
In this quick video lesson, Dorothea Taylor shares five less-popular rudiments that you can use to build into your drum parts.
Dorothea has decades of experience teaching and playing marching snare. These rudiments deserve more love, and they may be just what you need to upgrade your drum fills (and beats and solos), whether you keep them on the snare drum or move them down the toms:
The single ratamacue pattern sounds like ‘ra-ta-ma-CUE’, with an accent at the end. Make sure you get a nice clean drag on those grace notes.
Flam-right-left. That’s the Swiss Army Triplet!
It’s in the name: two drags and a tap. Double Drag Tap.
Drag Paradiddle #1 starts with a single stroke. Then a drag takes you into the paradiddle.
Remember to practice all of these slowly and regularly until you have them clean and tight.
We’ve put together a playlist with drumless tracks at different tempos so you can practice your exercises over real music:
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