Hand Technique

6 Essential Drum Rudiments for the Drum Set

By March 12, 2019 No Comments

Drum rudiments are super important and without them your drumming abilities will hit a ceiling real quick. But before you can play the single stroke roll, double stroke roll, or any of the other 40 official rudiments, you need to master some basic hand techniques that allow you to play rudiments (stick grip and fulcrum, free stroke, playing with your fingers, etc.

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In this video I show you 6 rudiments that I use most often on the drum set, the hand techniques you need to know to play those rudiments well, and practical examples of where those rudiments show up on the drum set. Because honestly, knowing your rudiments is great, but for drum set players, what really matters is being able to play translate them to multi-surface world of the set.