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Rudimental Ramblings: What Are “Rudiments” Anyway?

January 19, 2010 8:28 am in Concert, Drumset, Marching by mark wessels

I've always been a little uneasy about the concept that there should be an official list of "40 Essential Rudiments". Is it just out of date? Or is it completely inaccurate to declare that ANY list of patterns/rudimental vocabulary is essential? That leads me to ask, "What are rudiments anyway?"

Breaking Down Rudiments, Go Slow to be Great for a Lifetime

November 18, 2009 7:10 pm in Marching by JeffQueen

Practice playing a given skill (in this case a flam accent) VERY slow at first with perfect heights, interp and tempo and work it up from there. This will allow you to either learn it right the first time or correct any flaws that you may have learned along the way, read more to find out exactly how...