Tag: snare drum

Varieties of stickings

Here’s a nice geekish piece at by E.W. Flack at The Drumslingers, in which he goes in depth on the history and usage of the three basic sticking…

Rudimental Reed: paradiddles

Another entry in our “Rudimental Reed” series, in which we outline some methods for apply rudiments to the long exercises in Ted Reed’s Syncopation, this time using paradiddles….

Paradiddles with 16th note triplets

Here’s a companion to the other pages of paradiddles I’ve posted, this time using an embellishment used in Wilcoxon occasionally- a 16th note triplet in place of the…

Swiss triplets exercise

Here’s a fairly challenging swiss triplet exercise we used to play in my advanced practice pad group. The trickiest part seems to be the fourth line, with the…

Matt's paradiddle thing, pt. 2

As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been working a bunch with the paradiddle page I wrote up for my student Matt F, usually combining single repetitions of each exercise, as…

Stick Control expander – Rhythm, part 1

One of the things I’m working on getting together is an array of stuff to do with Stick Control, that do not make more sense to do by…

Best books – Chop Busters by Ron Fink

OK, the title is a little goofy- a lot goofy- but this is an excellent, fun book of snare drum exercises written by North Texas State University instructor…