Singles, Doubles, Triples: Rudimental Building Blocks as Applied to Four-Mallet Keyboard Technique
Nicholas Papador


 

The continuing evolution and expansion of marching percussion is, in part, a result of numerous performers, educators, and clinicians who have explored the technical aspects of rudimental playing at a base conceptual and physiological level. Various method books examine basic sroke types and hand motions - often from precise and narrowly focused standpoints - in order to isolate and remedy technical inconsistencies in students' playing and to unify technique between section players. One concept that I find most useful with drumlines and in my own playing is that of single-, double-, and triple-beat stroke types.

Click here to read the full article by Nicholas Papador in PDF format.

This article originally appeared in the August 2004 issue of Percussive Notes. To learn more about the Percussive Arts Society, visit www.pas.org.