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Learn a fun and challenging exercise for improving independence and coordination. The hands and kick repeat a sixteenth-note pattern that is subdivided into groups of three and four, while the stepped hi-hat plays the quarter-note pulse.
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.
Having trouble nailing your quick pedal kicks? This lesson explores a simple exercise for developing single pedal speed.
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.
Michael Klee takes you through the medium fast tempos (150-180 bpm) with the Single 3's Ditty Exercise. Video 3 of 4. Developing the single 3 rudiment will help give you short bursts of speed when you need it the most! Practice here with Mike Klee!
This sheet music accompanies Mike Klee's video drum lesson demonstrating some great hand workouts. Pull out your practice pad and get to work!
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).
The following three warm-ups were written for a student who requested some additional work with eighth-note triplets and sextuplets. To increase the challenge, I wrote this in a 3/4 time signature, providing some fun right- and left-hand lead possibilities. Each of these exercises involves alternating single strokes.
The following warm-ups use flam accents, alternating flams, and flamadiddles, all in 7/8 time.
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 sheet music accompanies Alex Ribchesters video drum lesson walking through this great pad exercise. Check the video out!
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