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How To Play Linear Singles

Alex Rudinger  /  UPDATED Nov 21, 2023

In this quick tips video, Alex Rudinger breaks down one of his favorite patterns that uses linear singles (where no limbs play at the same time).

It’s a great way to start learning the concept of linear drumming and how it feels before you jump in too deep.

This pattern combines a simple quad-style metal fill (RLKK) with straight linear singles where all four of your limbs are alternating (RKLK).

Here’s the pattern:


If you liked this quick tip, check out Alex’s full course on Drumeo!

Alex Rudinger has led a busy musical life both live and in the studio, working with groups such as Good Tiger, The Faceless, The HAARP Machine, Conquering Dystopia, Intronaut, Revocation, and Monuments. He also runs a successful YouTube channel with over 100K subscribers.

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