Category: Theory, Technique & Rudiments

Technical studies, theoretical breakdowns and examples of drum rudiments and their applications.


Rudiments – Nine Stroke Roll

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Nine Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Multiple Bounce Roll

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Multiple Bounce Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Inverted Flam Tap

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Inverted Flam Tap drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Flamacue

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Flamacue drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Flam

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Flam drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Flam Tap

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Flam Tap drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Flam Paradiddle

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Flam Paradiddle drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Flam Paradiddle-diddle

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Flam Paradiddle-diddle drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Flam Drag

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Flam Drag drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Flam Accent

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Flam Accent drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Five Stroke Roll

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Five Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Fifteen Stroke Roll

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Fifteen Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Eleven Stroke Roll

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Eleven Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Drag

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Drag drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Drag Paradiddle 2

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Drag Paradiddle 2 drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Drag Paradiddle 1

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Drag Paradiddle 1 drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Double Stroke Roll

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Double Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Double Ratamacue

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Double Ratamacue drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Double Paradiddle

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Double Paradiddle drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Rudiments – Double Drag Tap

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Double Drag Tap drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.


Jazz Brushes

 

Learning to play with brushes can be a great way to start discovering some of the secret sounds hidden inside your drum kit. This lesson introduces some basic brush techniques in a jazz/swing context.


Foot Technique – Double Strokes

 

This lesson on foot technique helps you begin to unlock the secrets of developing speed and power into your bass drum and pedal hi-hat strokes.


Foot Technique – Basics

 

This lesson introduces the 3 basic foot strokes used by drummers to achieve a variety of sounds and feels.


Drum Tuning – Tom Toms

 

In this lesson you’ll learn how to tune your high and low tom toms for optimal tone and projection.


Drum Tuning – Snare Drum

 

Tuning your snare correctly is important for getting the right sound for any particular style of music. This lesson shows you the basics of snare tuning.


Drum Tuning – Bass Drum

 

This lesson is an in-depth introduction to tuning your bass drum. It covers the basic concept of tuning your bass drum and shows you how to achieve a few different sounds using the same drum.


How To Play Triplets

 

A triplet is a kind of note that allows you to divide beats into 3 notes rather than 2 or 4. This lesson shows you how to count and play triplets. The downloadable sheet music also shows you how they’re written.


Metric Modulation

 

This advanced lesson deals with the concept of Metric Modulation, which means changing the meter (time signature) and/or tempo (speed) of the music.