TT02 Big up to the late, great Bob Armstrong for introducing me to ‘Syncopated Rolls for the Modern Drummer’ by Jim Blackley. This book promotes a phrased based approach to sticking patterns across a variety of subdivisions. I’ve used many of lessons learnt in this book to keep my practice creative.
In this video I’m using a cyclic down and upbeat phrase filling out the spaces with 32nd notes with paradiddle and double stroke stickings.
Recording these videos has proved excellent feedback for my traditional grip practice highlighting some control element which I’m working on.
Hit me up in the comments if you have any questions. Enjoy!
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Q: What is Traditional Tuesday?
A: ‘Traditional Tuesday’ is a collection of improvisations and exercises documenting my practice of traditional grip.
From 1984 to 2009 I played predominantly traditional grip and now I have a regular practice/recording/teaching space I thought It’d be a good opportunity to dust off the cobwebs and get my chops back. It’s also an excuse to work in my mixing filming and editing skills. I hope you enjoy them.