Traditional Tuesday 15 – The 5 Core Rudiments #2

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

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…

Traditional Tuesday 8

TT08 It’s that time again! Today’s ‘Traditional Tuesday’ is a four bar pattern featuring single paradiddle and paradiddlediddle sticking. Any questions DM me. 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…

Traditional Tuesday 7

TT07 Today’s ‘Traditional Tuesday’ is a short improvisation. Improvising is an important part of making technical ideas musical. Here I’m using phrase based motifs to give a sense of form. 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…

Traditional Tuesday 6

TT06 Today’s ‘Traditional Tuesday’ features a classic down and up-beat musical line inspired by the Jim Blackley book: Syncopated Rolls for the Modern Drummer. Played in 16th notes, this pattern features the Single Flammed Mill rudiment. Any questions hit me up! If you’re interested in private lessons in either London or Birmingham please click here….