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drums lesson #32

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The Rudiments



Let's practice rudiments. The rudiments come from the drums field technique, from the army, and is very common in classical music and jazz. That's technical practice I start very early with my students and in an "by ears" (no reading) way of teaching.
R means right hand, L for left hand.

To go further with this lesson you can play the etudes "Flammes en rose", "Flakimor" and the ensemble "Cube" availables at The Shop.

RUDIMENT #1

As it means Single Stroke Roll is one stroke by hand, the easier and most common hand combination.

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RUDIMENT #2

3 single strokes, as a rhythm.

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3 singles strokes as an appogiatura.

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RUDIMENT #3

4 singles strokes, as a rhythm.

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4 singles strokes as an appogiatura.

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RUDIMENT #4

5 singles strokes, as a rhythm.

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5 singles strokes as an appogiatura.

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RUDIMENT #5

Double Stroke Roll. This is the sticking for the Open Roll.

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In the Double Stroke Roll the second stroke is always the weak stroke. Here is an exercise to strengthen this stroke. Just play an accent on it.

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The same exercise but start on the accent. Speed up progressively.

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RUDIMENT #6

The Flam. It's 2 strokes played closed simultaneously. The first hand is weak and the second is strong. The starting position is very important : the weak hand is close to the head, the strong one is far from the head.

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RUDIMENT #7

French rudiments "Le Coup Anglais" is a flam follow by a single stroke.

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"Le Coup Anglais Bātard" sounds like the previous one but with a different sticking.

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RUDIMENT #8

The Flam Accent rudiment. 8th note triplets with a flam on the first 8th note.

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RUDIMENT #9

The Paradiddle. A mix of single stroke roll and double stroke roll.

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A variation of the paradiddle.

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A variation of the paradiddle.

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A variation of the paradiddle.

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RUDIMENT #10

The Flam Paradiddle. A flam played on the first stroke of the paradiddle.

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RUDIMENT #11

The Double Paradiddle.

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RUDIMENT #12

The Triple Paradiddle.

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RUDIMENT #13

The Multiple Bounce Roll or Close Roll has several bounces on each hands produced by a slightly additional pressure applied to the sticks.

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RUDIMENT #14

An exercise mixing single strokes and close roll in 16th notes.

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RUDIMENT #15

The Drag. 2 weaks strokes with the same hand followed by an accent with the other hand. Here as a rhythmic exercise.

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The Drag as an appogiatura.

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RUDIMENT #16

The 4 Stroke Roll. 3 weaks strokes (1 with a hand and 2 with the other one) followed by an accent. Here as a rhythmic exercise.

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The Four Stroke Roll as an appogiatura.

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RUDIMENT #17

The Five Stroke Roll. 4 weaks stroke (2 by hands) followed by an accent. Here as a rythmic exercise.

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The Five Stroke Roll as an appogiatura.

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