Welcome to Vic Firth's Drum Rudiment page! Included in this section of the website are all 40 of The Percussive Arts Society's Essential Snare Drum Rudiments, along with videos of each rudiment being performed by Dr. John Wooton, audio play-along files, exercises that apply the rudiment to "real world" musical phrases and practice suggestions from the Vic Firth Education Team. To get started, grab your sticks and a practice pad and select a rudiment from one of the rudimental families below!

I. Roll Rudiments

A. Single Stroke Rudiments

1. Single Stroke Roll

2. Single Stroke Four

3. Single Stroke Seven

B. Multiple Bounce Rudiments

4. Multiple Bounce Roll

5. Triple Stroke Roll

C. Double Stroke Rudiments

6. Double Stroke Open Roll

7. Five Stroke Roll

8. Six Stroke Roll

9. Seven Stroke Roll

10. Nine Stroke Roll

11. Ten Stroke Roll

12. Eleven Stroke Roll

13. Thirteen Stroke Roll

14. Fifteen Stroke Roll

15. Seventeen Stroke Roll

II. Diddle Rudiments

16. Single Paradiddle

17. Double Paradiddle

18. Triple Paradiddle

19. Paradiddle-Diddle


III. Flam Rudiments

20. Flam

21. Flam Accent

22. Flam Tap

23. Flamacue

24. Flam Paradiddle

25. Flammed Mill

26. Flam Paradiddle-Diddle

27. Pataflafla

28. Swiss Army Triplet

29. Inverted Flam Tap

30. Flam Drag

IV. Drag Rudiments

31. Drag

32. Single Drag Tap

33. Double Drag Tap

34. Lesson 25

35. Single Dragadiddle

36. Drag Paradiddle #1

37. Drag Paradiddle #2

38. Single Ratamacue

39. Double Ratamacue

40. Triple Ratamacue