Rudiments

Emmanuelle Caplette’s Paradiddle-diddles and Paradiddles

Two in a row of Emmanuelle Caplette? Really dude?! Yes, really. Practically everything Emmanuelle posts is fun and immediately accessible to drummers of any level. And her technique is phenomenal, so watch carefully. Plus, I’m posting these things mainly for myself anyway, because they totally float my boat!

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Emmanuelle Caplette’s Cool Hertas Drill

Emmanuelle Caplette playing some hertas and double-stroke triplets. What a cool drill. I’ve been playing this for a few weeks now. Not quite at her tempo, but getting there. It’s my “go to” steering wheel rhythm when my turn signal is on. 🙂 If you want to give it a try and need the notation,…

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Dave DiCenso – De-Mystifying Rudiments & Applications (DRUMEO)

Here’s an excellent (and lengthy) lesson featuring the six-stroke roll in some interesting ways. Dave DiCenso is an absolutely awe-inspiring drummer and a teacher. I love this guy. And you gotta love DRUMEO for offering these clips for free and including the lesson notation (5 pages!). I’ll be working on this stuff for quite a…

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Dennis Chambers Inspired Lick

Here’s a nice fill based on an inverted paradiddle from Rob Brown. See kids, this is why you should learn to love your rudiments. A simple sticking can become a creative, dynamic, crowd-pleasing fill. Subscribe to Rob’s YouTube channel. He posts some good stuff.

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Sextuplets with Juan Carlito Mendoza

Juan Carlito is a monster drummer and great educator. Here he takes a paradiddle-diddle and orchestrates it in an interesting way. It’s not likely you’d ever play this in a song, but it’s a great exercise in independence and requires clean doubles on your toms and kick. Fun stuff. Take some time and check it…

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