Playing techniques for drums

Multimedia tutorials for practicing drum playing techniques

 
Playing Single Stroke Rolls

Playing Single Stroke Rolls

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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The single stroke roll is a basic drum rudiment; it consists in alternating right hand (indicated by white circles) and left hand (black circles) single strokes. This snare drum rudiment is simply...

Playing Double Stroke Rolls

Playing Double Stroke Rolls

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
Price: € 4.95

The double stroke roll, also called ’mummy-daddy’, is a basic rudiment; it consists in alternating right hand (indicated by white circles) and left hand (black circles) double strokes. This sticking...

Playing Single Paradiddles

Playing Single Paradiddles

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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The single paradiddle is an eight-stroke drum rudiment combining single and double strokes. This combination works wonderfully well with a binary feel/rhythm – both in drum grooves and fills. To...

Playing Double Paradiddles

Playing Double Paradiddles

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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The double paradiddle is a twelve-stroke drum rudiment combining single and double strokes. This rudiment is particularly well-adapted to the ternary feel/rhythm – both in drum fills and grooves. To...

Playing RLL and RRL Stickings

Playing RLL and RRL Stickings

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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These stickings are hybrid drum rudiments comprising every possible combination between one single stroke and one double stroke. The right hand is indicated by white circles and the left hand by black...

Playing Hybrid Rudiments

Playing Hybrid Rudiments

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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Snare drum rudiments provide a solid basis for learning and playing drums; that does not mean that your study of the instrument should be limited to them. It is entirely possible to mix different...

Playing Single Flams

Playing Single Flams

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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Flams consist of two strokes: the first stroke – the grace note – is a small, light stroke sounding just before the stronger main stroke. The impact of the two strokes should be heard nearly...

Playing Ghost Notes

Playing Ghost Notes

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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Ghost notes are snare drum strokes which are executed much more softly and quietly than their neighboring strokes. They contribute considerably to the feel that is created by drumming giving it depth...

Playing the Open Hi-Hat

Playing the Open Hi-Hat

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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The open hi-hat sound on on-beats or off-beats allows you to decorate your drum grooves with numerous ornaments. The main difficulty consists in synchronizing the movement of the left foot with that...

Playing with Jazz Brushes

Playing with Jazz Brushes

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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Jazz brushes are used very often, especially in jazz and world music. They lend subtlety to your drum playing. The deciding factor is the mastering of the gestures: the bristles can either scrape the...

Accentuation & Dynamics

Accentuation & Dynamics

Author: How 2 Play Drums
Contents: Multimedia PDF
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Accents and musical nuances have the same effect as punctuation in writing. Indications like “crescendo” and “decrescendo” suggest a gradual raising, respectively lowering of the sound volume; they...