These exercises serve as a great workout for improving coordination, dexterity, and timing around the kit. They also make unique-sounding, punchy drum fills to use within your own playing.
For this week's lesson I have put together an 8 measure practice pad sequence that utilizes the flam in a number of different ways. There are three sticking patterns to practice that include the flam tap, flam triplets, etc. As well as the practice pad, the sequence will also sound great when played on the drum kit.
Learn a great practice pad exercise to help build your double strokes in both hands.
For this week's lesson we have got a fun little paradiddle workout on the practice pad. The exercise consists of 3 sticking patterns in which we add two extra notes, one of them being an accent after every sequence to give us a fun and unique way to create equality between the hands.
One of my favorite go-to warm-ups, this pattern can also double as a slick technique to use within your drum beats.
Learn a drum set warm-up designed to get a fuller range of motion.
I receive a lot of questions asking for ways to help unlock the hi-hat hand from the bass drum foot. The answer is – repetition. The more you play these types of patterns, the easier it will be to keep consistent hi-hat strokes while playing 16th notes on the bass drum.
In this weeks lesson we have got a 6/8 drum beat on the toms that is going to double up as a kick drum exercise.
In this weeks lesson we have got fun little workout for our hands on the practice pad. The aim is to improve hand speed and promote good technique with the fingers, while learning a cool pattern that will sound great when applied to the kit.
Drummer Todd Walker performing a lesson using a basic practice pad exercise with,"Double Strokes" within three note value. (Eighth Notes, Eighth Note Triplets & Sixteenths).
In this weeks lesson I am going to show you how to play a 4 bar/measure combination of paradiddles . It is a fun little exercise I have put together for you to have a go at on your practice pad.
This is a progressions of exercises designed to give your hands a gradual warmup before practicing or a gig. Sheet music is included in the video so just grab the pad, turn on the video, and get cookin'! You will have it memorized by just a few times through. Enjoy!
John X teaches the Paradiddle Tree rudimental workout. Apply these rudiments around the kit for great sounding grooves. You can purchase John X's Lesson Transcription PDFs at his site.
Learn a quick warm-up to help loosen up the wrists, speed up your hands and strengthen your drumming mind.
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