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Post Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:06 am

Howepirate wrote:
Chirs-Ska-Drummer wrote:im shocked no one has said this.. but ...EVERY ONE TRY IT! i dont know the name.. but put ur right srick on the bell of the ride, and the lefft on ur snare. and its this:
R L R R L R R L R L R R L R R L R L R R L R R L R L R R L R R L R L R ...
and so on. i love it



hah i actually do use this quite a bit its fun to play around with


Start it with the left once and you get a totally different feel....wierd

L R R L R R L R L R R L R R L R L R R L R R L R

It's basically a Dotted Quarter type rhythm. Very cool!

It reminds me of the year we did a Pat Metheney Show in Marching Band. I had to teach first circle...here's the pattern...Its in 22/8 time sig by the way!

R L L R L R L L R L R L R L L R L L R L R L...repeated over and over...try teaching that to a bunch of high schoolers! :D
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Post Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:34 pm

if you wanna "supercharge" your chops start looking into "hybrid Rudiments". you'll find these a ton with drum coprs drummers. its basically like rudiments like flamadidles on steroids. some of the easier, more common ones are chesses, chesse dogs, stutters, shirley murpheys, parra-buzzles, book reports. Here's a small article I wrote for a small music magazine in my area about the use of hybrid rudiments. Hopefully it can help anyone who is interested out.

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Post Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:40 pm

screamkevin wrote:Ratamacue. Just because I enjoy saying it.

RRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrratamacue.


A man after my own heart. I also enjoy ratamacues and flamamcues. Also hard to beat ostinatos and polyrythems.

Does anyone care to explain what dead paning is? I assume it is ghost notes. Adam Nausbaum is knowen for it. Also what is the name for those eastern latin rudiments that Ed Thigpen uses alot??
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Post Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:24 pm

YAY. Someone finally mentioned hybrids. Im a rudimentalist, so I know them mostly. I would have to say my favorite rudiment(s) would be the Flam Paradiddle-Diddle, Inverted Flam Taps, Flam Fives, Paradiddle-diddle, Book Reports, Cheese, Shirly Murphy, Swiss Army Triplets, and my all-time favorite, the Triple Stroke Roll.

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Post Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:30 am

bunnybunny wrote:What is your favourite rudiment?

I love using flams and paradidles. They're my favourite rudiments:)


I like them all. I don't have a favourite. I do use many doubles, paradiddles and ruffs though.
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:23 pm

i love the swiss army trip. and the ratamacu seires. especially when played back to back. play it around the drums for a great worm up.
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:32 pm

lol you ppl love your complicated rudiments! have to say just plain ole single stroke! with out it you cant do anything fun! plus i bet if your all being honest its the first you start on! lol ;) go on you know you want to agree!
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:52 pm

Very true devilspain. without the basics you you wouldnt be able to pull of the more techincal stuff. im sure we all remember when we finally got our first open roll to sound like a roll and not an angry swarm of unbalanced bees flying at us. But once you have the basics down you might as well try to absorb everything and anything you can.
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:27 pm

I like the paradiddlediddles and some cheeses. Those are cool.
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Post Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:07 am

devilspain wrote:lol you ppl love your complicated rudiments! have to say just plain ole single stroke! with out it you cant do anything fun! plus i bet if your all being honest its the first you start on! lol ;) go on you know you want to agree!


According to Mel Torme in his book, Traps, the drum wonder, Buddy Rich refered to the single stroke as being the most important rudiment. That all else is built upon it. Of course we all know Buddy Rich did not limit himself to that one technique.
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Post Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:48 am

I love flams and paradiddles, but I can't get my flamadiddles as fast as I would like.
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Post Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:12 pm

Dale wrote:
devilspain wrote:lol you ppl love your complicated rudiments! have to say just plain ole single stroke! with out it you cant do anything fun! plus i bet if your all being honest its the first you start on! lol ;) go on you know you want to agree!


According to Mel Torme in his book, Traps, the drum wonder, Buddy Rich refered to the single stroke as being the most important rudiment. That all else is built upon it. Of course we all know Buddy Rich did not limit himself to that one technique.


If you really break it down, there are only 4 rudiments. Single Stroke, Double stroke, Flam, and Buzz roll. EVERYTHING else is a combo. Exception is the triple stroke.

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Post Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:47 am

Ahhh man, Swiss triplet, splitting paradiddles up over different drums, there's loads!

people complain about rudiments, but you can have so much fun with them it's unreal!
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:21 am

werd up on the hybrid rudiments. paradidle-didles RLRRLL or add flams on the first stroke to spice em up so youre rotating left and right. also accent lefts on paradidle taps aka grammas. Another good one i believe theyre called shannon murphys RLLRRRLRRLLL etc. fun as hell at very fast tempos if you got the chops kids :twisted:
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:40 am

slingerland66 wrote:werd up on the hybrid rudiments. paradidle-didles RLRRLL or add flams on the first stroke to spice em up so youre rotating left and right. also accent lefts on paradidle taps aka grammas. Another good one i believe theyre called shannon murphys RLLRRRLRRLLL etc. fun as hell at very fast tempos if you got the chops kids :twisted:



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