TT14 Welcome to today’s Traditional Tuesday! (I know it’s not Tuesday, but for some reason my post from yesterday disappeared so I’m reposting today).
In a bid to improve my traditional grip playing, I’m revisiting the PAS 40 drum rudiments to identify some weak spots in my technique.
Here’s rudiment No.1: The single stroke roll which is one of 5 core rudiments that you can use to diagnose areas for improvement. The 5 rudiments are:
It’s a real education looking back at yourself and identifying elements of your playing that can be improved: stick height/dynamic control, transitions from wrists to fingers, relaxation and accepting the rebound.
Investigative practice at its best.
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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.