Morning Warmups – Week 4Andy Ziker
Here is yet another page from the book.
• Monday: Here the single paradiddle is displaced 3 times all within 2 measures.
• Tuesday: Swung 8th notes are used quite commonly in rock, blues, jazz and country western music. This accent pattern fits the realistic nature of the book.
Now place both of the sticks on the floor tom and use the 2nd foot ostinato from page 56 in the back of the book. Gene Krupa lives again!
• Wednesday: Here the left stick “drops” in, forming sextuplets in beats 3 and 4. Remember to play all of the finger control exercises with your fingers only. Try to immobilize your wrists. Also make sure to play this exercise leading with your left.
• Thursday: 7-stroke rolls as singles are played in 6/8 time, first as sextuplets, then as 16th notes.
• Friday: This warm-up is absolutely full of BZZzz strokes. Experiment by applying more or less pressure to each stroke.
• Saturday: At first glance, this weak-hand builder might seem illogical. After all, it has a bunch of dominant hand accents. Looks can be deceiving!
• Sunday: Those darn tied and dotted notes can be confusing!
The great thing about Daily Drum Warm-Ups is its versatility. In this week’s bonus warm-up, I’ve combined the 9-stroke roll exercise from Monday of Week 13 with Thursday’s rudimental recipe from Week 33 to create a 4-measure warm-up. Create your own longer phrases of 4, 8, 12 or 16 measures.
Happy drumming and have a great week!