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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 Is it just out of date?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?"
Extreme metal drumming has become somewhat of a new “hot topic”, pun intended. In a world where tempos generally live above 200bpm and volumes are extreme, there are many areas that are different than other drumming styles and cultures. In the first part of my series, I'll start with establishing a great home base: the “extreme” drummer’s drum kit.