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All Abord! The Double Stroke Train! Choo Choo!

To keep on board with the doubles bandwagon that we’ve been taking about lately, I figure that I would show you a cool exersice you can do bases around a simple triplet pattern. Although it may seem easy to play at higher tempos it gives your fingers a real workout. Lets take a look at [...]

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Get A Grip With Your Double Strokes!

A bunch of the rudiments (especially rolls ) are based around playing doubles i.e. a bunch of RR and LL sticking patterns. So this exercise was made to work on giving your fingers a workout and increasing your stick control when it comes to playing diddles, doubles, and rolls! Below is a warm up for [...]

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Flam Paradiddle Stick Control Exercise

The Flam Paradiddle is one of the more difficult rudiments to play well, most beginning drummer or student has trouble with the flam paradiddle. There is something about putting that grace note on that first hit that changes the feel and motions involved. Before playing the Flam Paradiddle or as I like to call “Flamadiddle”, [...]

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Double Paradiddle Accent Stick Control Exercise

Double Paradiddle Accent Stick Control Exercise. That’s quite the title! This is one of my personal favorite warm-ups. This exercise is based around the double paradiddle. Please note, when practicing this the notes should all sound like perfectly consistent sixteenth notes (with accents where written). You will need to subdivide for this rudiment. Along with [...]

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Paradiddle Stick Control Exercise

This lesson is one of my favorite warm ups, and all around exercise. I developed this exercise around the Single Paradiddle, and a few variants of it. The Paradiddle is a key rudiment that a lot of drummers use in writing fills, and groves all together! Some things to take in note, when practicing this [...]

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