Traditional Tuesday 18 – The 5 Core Rudiments #5

TT18 Welcome back to ‘Traditional Tuesday’! 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.4: The multiple bounce roll (Buzz Roll), one of 5 essential rudiment that I use to diagnose areas of improvement. The 5 rudiments…

Traditional Tuesday 17 – The 5 Core Rudiments #4 – The Flam

TT17 Welcome back to ‘Traditional Tuesday’! 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.20: The flam, one of 5 essential rudiment that I use to diagnose areas of improvement. The 5 rudiments are: Single Strokes Double…

Traditional Tuesday 16 – The 5 Core Rudiments #3 – Triple Stroke Roll

TT16 Welcome back to ‘Traditional Tuesday’! 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.5: The triple stroke roll which one of 5 essential rudiment that you can use to diagnose areas of improvement. These are: Single…

Traditional Tuesday 15 – The 5 Core Rudiments #2 – Double Stroke Roll

TT15 Welcome back to ‘Traditional Tuesday’! 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.6: The double stroke open roll, one of 5 essential rudiment that I use to diagnose areas of improvement. These are: Single Strokes…

Traditional Tuesday 14 – The 5 Core Rudiments #1 – Single Stroke Roll

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…

Traditional Tuesday 13

TT13 Today’s Traditional Tuesday features the musical line from the Westside Story classic ‘America’ played as Flam accents and flam taps. Enjoy! If you’re interested in private lessons in either London or Birmingham please click here. Q: What is Traditional Tuesday? A: ‘Traditional Tuesday’ is a collection of improvisations and exercises documenting my practice of…

Traditional Tuesday 12

TT12 Today’s ‘Traditional Tuesday’ features lots of flams. They’re great chops builders especially those that use hand-to-hand combinations. Enjoy! If you’re interested in private lessons in either London or Birmingham please click here. Q: What is Traditional Tuesday? A: ‘Traditional Tuesday’ is a collection of improvisations and exercises documenting my practice of traditional grip. From…

Traditional Tuesday 11

TT11 A little improvising for today’s ‘Traditional Tuesday’. If you’re interested in private lessons in either London or Birmingham please click here. 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…

Traditional Tuesday 10

TT10 Today’s ‘Traditional Tuesday’ features a sticking pattern in a sextuplet rate: one beat of doubles and one beat of singles which is then repeated starting with the other hand (see notation). This is a great warm-up pattern and works both sides of your technique. Acceptance of the rebound is needed in order to execute…

Traditional Tuesday 9

TT09 Today’s ‘Traditional Tuesday’ video is a combination of two simple stickings which you can use to execute swung 8th note phrasing. In the first part (#9a) I demonstrate downbeat and upbeat accents over a two bar pattern. In the second part (#9b) I use this formula to interpret the 16 bar exercise played at…