Print, Practice and Display the One-page Rudiment Chart
The National Association of Rudimental Drummers (NARD) originally published The 26 Standard American Rudiments in 1933. The Percussive Arts Society, in 1984, added 14 rudiments to the American Standard Rudiments, creating the 40 International Snare Drum Rudiments. Practicing rudiments is an excellent way to build coordination, endurance and crispness.Free Download
Rolling Through the Week - Practice Pad Challenge
Challenge your students with this one-week plan to increase roll BPM by 10! Spending time developing the open-stroke roll technique goes a long way. Having a crisp, clean open roll not only feels great - it can be implemented on the drum set to create big-league embellishments, beats and fills. Remember to focus on playing cleanly and consistently.Free Download
Drum Rudiments Crossword Puzzle
Reinforce your students' knowledge of drum rudiments with this fun crossword puzzle for drummers. For further practice, have students practice the rudiments and write their 'top' BPMs in each of the hint boxes. Make sure that students understand that the top BPM is the fastest tempo the rudiment was played cleanly.Free Download
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