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  • Most drum rudiments are made up of doubles and singles. Learn to play these as cleanly, evenly, and correctly as possible. Do the same with doubles. They make up all the rest! Practice and master this on the drums and you'll find everything else comes a lot easier.
  • Take all 40 drum rudiments and go through them leading with your weak hand. Write down which ones you struggle with. The result will be your practicing "prescription".
  • In drumming, the speed of your rudiments are only as fast as your left hand (or right hand, if you're a lefty). Practice your weak hand diligently. You'll then notice all the rudiments drum rudiments becoming easier to play.
  • Consider practicing rudiments in 15 or 20 minute increments. This will allow you to concentrate on many areas at once (i.e.: 15 minutes for the double stroke roll, 15 minutes for the paradiddle, etc.)
  • The buzz roll is also called the "multiple stroke" bounce roll, the "press roll", and the "crush roll".
  • Practice drum rudiments in front of the TV. Once you've practiced a drum rudiment to a certain point where it simply involves repetition to get it faster, you can certainly put them on autopilot and practice them while watching your favorite show. Just check your technique now and then to make sure your rudiments are clean, precise and on track.
  • Practice your double stroke roll inverted. (Ex: RLLR, RLLR, RLLR, RLLR). And also as triplets (Ex. RLL, RRL, LRR, LLR). Experiment with inverted variations of some of the other drum rudiments as well.
  • Incorporate drum rudiments into your drum fills. Also, take some of the 40 drum rudiments and divide up the sticking patterns around the drums to make cool drumfills.

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Essential Snare Rudiments include the Single Stroke Roll, Double Stroke Roll, Paradiddle, Flam, Single Stroke Four,
Seven Stroke Roll, Five Stroke Roll, Nine Stroke Roll, Multiple Bounce Roll, Buzz Roll, Triple Stroke Roll, Double Stroke Roll,
Six Stroke Roll, Thirteen Stroke Roll, Fifteen Stroke Roll, Seventeen Stroke Roll, Flamacue, Drag, Single Drag, Double Drag,
Triple Drag, Flam Paradiddle, Flam Tap, Flam Accent, Pataflafla, Single Flammed Mill, Single Paradiddle, Double Paradiddle,
Triple Paradiddle, Ruff, Swiss Army Triplets, Flam Paradiddle, Inverted Flams, Single Drag, Double Drag, Triple Drag, Ratamacue,
Single Ratamacue, Double Ratamacue, Triple Ratamacue, Lesson 25, Single Drag Tap, Double Drag Tap, Triple Drag Tap,
Inverted Flam Tap, Flam Drags, Single Stroke Three, Four, Five, Double Bounce Roll, & Paradiddle Diddle. -
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