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Sextuplets With Accents Practice Pad Exercise

In this lesson, we take the sticks to the practice pad utilizing the six-stroke roll (R l l r r L) as well as some three-note sticking patterns (R l l, r r L).

Practicing vs. Playing

Many of us maintain a solid practice schedule, but are we making the most of our practice time? Are you practicing? Or, playing?


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 exercise for the practice pad. The focus of the lesson is on trying to improve your weaker hand by alternating the lead with a couple of 5 stroke roll sticking patterns.

Cool Paradiddle Practice Pad Exercise

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.

The Lost Art of Coordination Building

Focusing your practice time on the right things can make you a much better drummer with long-term success.

The Pad – Exercise 10 – The Diddles

This week's pad exercise is the last of the The Pad series and focuses on diddles.

The Pad – Exercise 9: Ghosts

This weekend is Halloween. It's only fitting that this week's pad exercise focuses on ghost strokes.

The Pad – Exercise 8: Toughing Through The 5s

Quintuplets (groups of 5 notes) can be tough to evenly space in a beat. This exercise focuses on the 5s.

The Pad – Exercise 7: Two Surfaces

This week's The Pad exercise takes the sticks to two surfaces.

The Pad – Exercise 6: Flam Chops

This week, we're tackling the flam. Here are some fun flam exercises to build your flam chops.

The Pad – Exercise 5

Our 5th The Pad Exercise concentrates on syncopation. Appreciate those Es and Ahs!

The Pad – Exercise 4

The fourth edition of our The Pad exercises focuses on accenting while using alternating sticking.

The Pad – Exercise 3

Being the third edition of our The Pad exercises, I see it only fitting to focus on the threes this week -- Triplets!

The Pad – Exercise 2

The second of our series of Practice Pad Exercises, this pad workout focuses on double strokes.