Diamonds in the “Ruff”

I like to find hidden gems in life and music.  With drumming we have our essential drum rudiments that give us the nuts and bolts to develop good hand technique.  I like to find hidden gems in the rudiments that I can apply on the drum set.  Here are a couple of examples.

Paradiddle diddle

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Now if you play the R hand on the ride cymbal and the L hand on the snare(ghost notes) you begin to hear the Jazz Ride pattern except that it needs to permutated to find the starting point that we are used to hearing.

Try the same pattern but permutate it like this:

R L L R L R,  R L L R L R etc.   Now do you hear Spang Spang a Lang in the R hand?

Have fun with this one.


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