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Learn 40

Drum Rudiments

This is your starting point to learn the 40 essential drum rudiments.
If you are new to playing drums, please also study my article about how to hold drumsticks properly.

1. Roll Rudiments

A. Single Stroke Roll Rudiments

The Roll Rudiments are the most basic drum rudiments, and probably these are the easiest to start with.

Roll Rudiments Exercises

1. Single Stroke Roll

The Single Stroke Roll is the 1st drum rudiment and the most natural sticking every drummer starts with instinctively.

2. Single Stroke Four

The Single Stroke Four consists of 3 triplets followed by  a single note.

3. Single Stroke Seven

The 3rd drum rudiment is called the Single Stroke Seven. It consists of 6 sixteenths triplets followed by a single quarter note: 

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