http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1626 for full video Once your teacher has shown you how to hold and move the sticks properly, it is a good idea to learn some basic rudiments. So, what is a rudiment? Rudiments are simple combinations of notes which we use often when playing drums. Drummers often learn and practice these separately from the music. Quite often, the simpler rudiments are also the most important, so even if you think a rudiment is easy, dont stop working on it. Rudiments covered in this lesson incorporate single strokes, double strokes and triple strokes. It is a good idea to practice all of these rudiments both loudly and softly. This lesson is excerpted from a broader course available from www.begindrumming.com. The Begin Drumming course is a 100% comprehensive drumming course which takes you from absolute beginner to expert soloist without any gimmicky short cuts! Through a combination of video and written lessons, the course will teach you proper technique as well as how to read drum music.
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