The 26 Standard American Drum RudimentsNate Brown
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 crisp-ness. Rudimental techniques can also translate to the drum set, creating head-turning drum fills and beats. You can learn more about applying rudiments on the drum set here: TAG: Rudiments on Drum Set.