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I am sure, you know Jorge Garrido alias El Estepario Siberiano, one of the fastest and most technically skilled drummers worldwide, which is why you've landed on my site.
In this blog post, I will show you a few of his exercises – download them here – which will also help you improve your speed on the snare drum and drum set.
All you have to do is:
And the best way to achieve that is by taking lessons from El Estepario Siberiano himself!
Online Course by El Estepario Siberiano “Fastest Way to get Faster”
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Who is El Estepario Siberiano?
El Estepario Siberiano is currently one of the most sought-after drummers worldwide.
In everyday life, he is known as Jorge Garrido, a Spaniard residing in Valencia. He gained his popularity primarily through social media by publishing outstanding drum performances which become viral almost every time.
Jorge Garrido's Social Media Profiles
As of August 2023, you can find his videos and drum exercises on the following social media platforms:
His number of followers on social media is incredibly high and increases hourly. The demand for his name has steadily increased in recent weeks, months, and years.
You can also follow me on social media here:
His way of playing the drums can be described as absolutely breathtaking (fast). That's precisely what many young musicians are drawn to, and they aspire to emulate him.
Snare Drum Exercises by El Estepario Siberiano
In his online course, you will find several exercises that you can play on your snare drum or on a drum practice pad.
You can download them directly for free here:
I've added a few more Snare Drum exercises that will further improve your flexibility and evenness between your hands.
It's crucial that you practice each exercise with a metronome and pay close attention to precise execution. It's better to start at a slower tempo and only increase the speed when you feel confident that you can perform the exercise effortlessly and flawlessly.
Feel free to leave a comment on how you're progressing with the exercises.
#1 Snare Drum Exercise
The first exercise is a combination of single and double strokes, as shown here.
It's essential to execute the transitions from single strokes to doubles and back evenly. Also, pay attention to making all strokes sound as consistent as possible.
Start slowly and use a metronome while practicing.
Gradually increase the tempo only when you can play the exercise cleanly.
The second Snare Drum exercise is the same as the first one. However, this time, you will start with your left hand: [The actual exercise is not provided in the text, but it should be similar to the first exercise with the hands reversed.]
In the third Snare Drum exercise by El Estepario Siberiano, you will play double strokes as triplets in the first measure, and in the second measure, you will play sixteenth notes as doubles: [The actual notation for the exercise is not provided in the text, but it should involve playing double strokes as triplets in the first measure and then playing sixteenth notes as doubles in the second measure.]
The fourth exercise is the mirror image of the third exercise, and this time, you will start with your left hand: [The actual notation for the exercise is not provided in the text, but it should be similar to the third exercise with the hands reversed.]
In the fifth exercise, the triplets in the first measure remain the same, but this time, they are played as single strokes. In the second measure, you will play sixteenth notes as double strokes again: [The actual notation for the exercise is not provided in the text, but it should involve playing triplets as single strokes in the first measure and then playing sixteenth notes as double strokes in the second measure.]
In the sixth Snare Drum exercise, the hands are switched again, and you will start with your left hand: [The actual notation for the exercise is not provided in the text, but it should involve a pattern where you start with your left hand and include various stroke combinations.]
El Estepario Siberiano / Wikipedia & his Band
On Wikipedia, you can find additional information about El Estepario Siberiano, including details about his former band “Saratoga,” for which he played drums from 2020 to 2023.
El Estepario Siberiano's Drum Kit
El Estepario Siberiano is an endorser for the following drum brands:
His drums are made by Varus Drums - a small company founded by Thomas Mantovani. It's a 5-piece drumset setup in "22, "12", "14 and 16". The
El Estepario Siberiano Merch
Of course, there's also merch created by him which you can buy by simply clicking one of the following images:
El Estepario Siberiano performing System of a Down song
Here is a performance of a song by System of a Down:
A few words in conclusion
Indeed, El Estepario Siberiano is a force to be reckoned with, and his speed is incredible. Like you, I'm also amazed by what he uploads on social media.
He serves as a great inspiration for speed and technical ability on the drum set.
However, it's essential (especially for younger drummers) to remember that music isn't solely about athleticism but also about expressing oneself musically.
Apart from speed, there are many other aspects that contribute to making music on the drums. Not all drummers who can play at extremely high speeds touch me with their unique drumming style.
What are your thoughts on this? Have you also come across incredibly fast and technically skilled drummers who didn't move you emotionally?
Most likely, everyone has experienced this, and I would be delighted to read your comment!
Enjoy emulating and playing the drums!