Category: Theory, Technique & Rudiments

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


Pimping Your Singles, Doubles & Paradiddles

 

This quick lesson/practice tip shows you a simple way to achieve more consistency when changing between singles, doubles and paradiddles.

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Extending The Six Stroke Roll

 

The six-stroke roll is a versatile and musical rudiment, but it’s non-alternating nature gives it some limitations that this lesson helps to overcome, making it…


Extending The Flam Accent

 

This group of exercises shows you some extensions and modifications to the flam accent rudiment with the aim of enhancing it’s usefulness as a musical…


Polyrhythms For Dummies

 

This lesson introduces you to the concept of polyrhythms, and demonstrates the formula for working out everything from basic and advanced polyrhythms based on any…


Hi-Hat Control Exercises

 

This lesson aims to get you using your hi-hats more dynamically and creatively. The exercises themselves are rooted in 4-way co-ordination and take you through…


Stick Technique – Traditional Grip

 

Ever see those drummers who hold one of their sticks funny? If you want to know what that’s all about this lesson shows you why…


Stick Technique – The Basics

 

Never held a drum stick before, or just want to know if you’re on the right track? This is the lesson for you. You’ll learn…


Stick Technique – Rim Shots

 

This lesson shows you how to draw out maximum power and tone from your snare drum using a common technique called the rim shot.

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Stick Technique – Matched Grip

 

Matched Grip’ is the most practical and commonly used grip for modern drummers. This lesson shows you the basic concept, and the 3 variations on…


Stick Technique – Dynamic Strokes

This is one of my favourite concepts to teach. The ‘Dynamic Strokes’ (Full, Down, Tap, Up) are key in an approach to stick technique that…


Rudiments – Triple Stroke Roll

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Triple Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can…


Rudiments – Triple Ratamacue

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Triple Ratamacue drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be…


Rudiments – Triple Paradiddle

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Triple Paradiddle drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be…


Rudiments – Thirteen Stroke Roll

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Thirteen Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can…


Rudiments – Ten Stroke Roll

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Ten Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can…


Rudiments – Swiss Army Triplet

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Swiss Army Triplet drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can…


Rudiments – Six Stroke Roll

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Six Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can…


Rudiments – Single Stroke Seven

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Single Stroke Seven drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can…


Rudiments – Single Stroke Roll

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Single Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can…


Rudiments – Single Stroke Four

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Single Stroke Four drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can…


Rudiments – Single Ratamacue

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Single Ratamacue drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be…


Rudiments – Single Paradiddle

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Single Paradiddle drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be…


Rudiments – Single Flammed Mill

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Single Flammed Mill drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways…


Rudiments – Single Dragadiddle

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Single Dragadiddle drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be…


Rudiments – Single Drag Tap

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Single Drag Tap drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can…


Rudiments – Seventeen Stroke Roll

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Seventeen Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can…


Rudiments – Seven Stroke Roll

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Seven Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can…


Rudiments – Pataflafla

 

In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Pataflafla drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied…


Rudiments – Paradiddle-diddle

 

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


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…