Working on reading drum notation is primarily about developing hand-eye coordination. This lesson will help you to do just that.
We are going to take a basic beat and modulate it using different subdivisions. This gives the impression that you are speeding up or slowing down but the actual tempo does not change.
The single stroke 4 is frequently used as a popular fill around the drum set. This rudiment seems plain enough but if we apply it to different drums, experiment with the phrasing, and work it up to speed, it can sound really impressive. Here are a couple of variations.
The characteristics of a drumstick affect the sound and feel of your playing. Let’s take a look at the things that make the difference in a drumstick.
Have you ever been told that your solos sound like drums falling down a flight of stairs? Here are some thoughts on making drum solos musical.