WHAT IS A HYBRID RUDIMENT?
are loosely defined as two or more rudiments combined
to produce a new rudiment or rudimental pattern (i.e. “Flam” +
“Drag” = “Flam Drag”), though
this isn't always the case. Because there are an infinite
number of ways to produce new patterns and add variations
to those patterns, there is no end to the number of
ways that hybrids are created.
WILL THIS BE AN
“OFFICIAL LIST” OF HYBRID RUDIMENTS?
are continually being created, and we believe that
there will never be a definitive list of every possible
hybrid rudiment. Our plan is to demonstrate some of
the most common hybrids, and open the floor to new
and interesting rudimental patterns.
WHY ARE HYBRID RUDIMENTS IMPORTANT?
believe that rudiments have always been a reflection
of the “vocabulary” that drummers need
to know to play contemporary music.
The rudiments themselves have evolved with playing
and writing styles. The current Hybrids simply reflect
the vocabulary necessary for today's rudimental musicians.
OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS AND OBSERVATIONS
You should have built a solid foundation
of technique and knowledge of the Essential Rudiments
before jumping into the Hybrid Rudiments.
After all, it doesn't make much sense to work on
the Flam Drag before you can play a Flam OR a Drag!
Beginners might be better served by starting with
Approach Lesson Series and the Essential
Rudiments before working on the Hybrids.
NAMING THE HYBRIDS
We will attempt to
include the most common names for the Hybrids, but
because drummers around the world are continually creating
new combinations and naming them, there will never
be total agreement on the names and playing styles
for each Hybrid. That'll be part of the fun, so let's
not take ourselves too seriously!