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Rudiments and how to apply them

Here you can download Graeme's video clips from the Newcastle Drum Centre rudiments drum clinic. You can also download the handout that accompanies the demonstrations. Graeme is joined on stage by top North East bassist, Richard Rutherford.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE HANDOUT


  • Single stroke roll - In this first video, I demonstrate the difference between tap strokes and down strokes.
    Click here to download a worksheet explaining the four different strokes we use as drummers.
  • Single stroke roll with Bass - In the second video. I demonstrate (with the help of Richard Rutherford on bass guitar) an unaccented single stroke roll. RLRLRLRL. I then play all notes accented, and finally mix the two to create a funky drum pattern.
    Click here to download my accent challenge worksheet.

  • Paradiddle - In the third video. I demonstrate the basic hand pattern of a paradiddle. RLRRLRLL, and then how to apply it on the drum kit to create a funk beat. Simply add a bass drum and an accented snare hit. If you haven't already, DOWNLOAD THE HANDOUT (above) I gave out at the drum clinic to see how to write this rhythm out.
  • Funky paradiddle with Bass - In the fourth video, I play a paradiddle variation RLRRLRRL. We use the bass line to Stevie Wonder's 'Superstition' to show how we can fit rudiments into everyday playing.
  • Double Paradiddle - In the fifth video, I demonstrate the basic hand pattern of this rudiment. RLRLRR LRLRLL, then add a bass drum and an accented snare to produce a funky African sounding drum beat.
  • Double Paradiddle with Bass - In the sixth video, I show how you can incorporate a double paradiddle into your beat playing to spice things up. It fits perfectly over a half time funky shuffle or a basic 6/8 groove.
  • Triple Paradiddle - In the seventh video, I demonstrate the basic hand pattern of this rudiment. RLRLRLRR LRLRLRLL, then add a bass drum and an accented snare to produce a funky half time groove.
  • Triple Paradiddle with Bass 1 - In the eighth video, I mix between a half time funk beat and the rudiment to show how they can fit together.
  • Triple paradiddle with Bass 2 - In the ninth video, Notice how I apply the rudiment around the toms to create simple melodic phrases but still maintain the half time feel.
  • Paradiddle-diddle - In the tenth video, I demonstrate the basic hand pattern of this rudiment. RLRRLL, then add a bass drum and an accented snare to produce a funky half time groove.
  • Paradiddle-diddle with Bass - In the eleventh video, we use the bass line from Shaky Ground (recorded by Delbert McClinton) to help show how we can apply this rudiment.
  • Paradiddle-diddle Jazz - In the twelfth video, I demonstrate how you can use this rudiment in Jazz playing. The rudiment starts in a different place but is still a paradiddle-diddle. RLLRLR.
  • Calypso - In the thirteenth video, I demonstrate how a simple hand pattern, RLLRLLRL, can be applied onto the drums to create a Latin style drum pattern.


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