3 Tips for Troubleshooting Rudiments 3 Tips For Troubleshooting Rudiments Be sure and leave a comment below! 25 comments on “3 Tips for Troubleshooting Rudiments” Martin Bouissa says: May 17, 2017 at 12:01 am I´m stuck with flam, flam tap, drag and ratamacue. I´m in no hurry. Do them at 90 bpm but the thing is that I crush a lot of flams. With regard to the drag, by watching this lesson, the main issue seems to be the technique to perform it with my left hand (being right handed). Reply Stephen says: May 17, 2017 at 3:48 pm Usually is the technique…glad this helped you suss it out! Reply Jason Dotson says: May 17, 2017 at 3:06 am I get the concept of Herta’s, but they’re by far the hardest for me to play back to back and ambidextrously. Dont even want to go into how much trouble that I have when trying to play Herta’s with my feet. I need this to be fluid in my arsenal. Reply Stephen says: May 17, 2017 at 3:48 pm A herta is another example of a hybrid rudiment that is essentially just a push pull with the wrist. Once you get that down, then it’s just the timing issue. Work on that push pull Reply Dex Horton says: May 17, 2017 at 5:47 am Very insightful and informative Reply Stephen says: May 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm Glad it helped Dex Reply Igor Stankovic says: May 17, 2017 at 7:07 am single stroke ,the most important rudiment,and most neglected one.and definetly the biggest issue with him. Reply Stephen says: May 18, 2017 at 4:13 pm I thought I would get done working on my single stroke one day. Apparently I was wrong. Always room for improvement. Reply TJ Stanford says: May 17, 2017 at 7:52 am I tell people all the time that I play drums, but I’m not a drummer. I won’t consider myself a drummer until I can play a clean closed doubl stroke roll. Reply JD Tobias says: May 17, 2017 at 10:12 am Great instruction as always Stephen. The examples of separating the hands on two different surfaces for isolation to understand what is going on really helps. This way we can understand what techniques to work on to improve. Always awesome insight from you to further the drumming community! Thanks Stephen! ….Now go and check on your new born daughter- she’s probably crying and needs attention. :-) Hope you and family are doing well! Reply Stephen says: May 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm Ha! She definitely thinks she needs attention. So glad the lesson hit home with you! Reply Robert Hawkins says: May 17, 2017 at 11:51 am Great instruction as always – thanks Stephen Reply Stephen says: May 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm Thanks Robert…glad it helped! Reply Alan says: May 17, 2017 at 1:32 pm Have been playing for 40 years and stil can’t do a single stroke without one hand or another not being even. Reply Stephen says: May 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm I’m gonna say 100% this is a technique issue. It would take breaking down what is happening with each individual hand to know exactly where to start. Don’t worry…I’m still working on my single strokes ;^) Reply Matt says: May 17, 2017 at 7:14 pm Hey Stephen, great video. I’m curious to know more about The Big 7 things to focus on? Reply Stephen says: May 18, 2017 at 4:11 pm I talk about it in depth in my course The Art of Practice…technique, timing, groove, dynamics, articulation, melody, and flow. Reply Ricardo Tucker says: May 17, 2017 at 9:20 pm My father was a jazz drummer, my son is a church drummer and I’ve been playing drums more than 50yrs. When I see you young guys sharing all this important information for free, it brings joy to my heart. What you are teaching is news I can use. There’s no shame in an man learning new tricks from a young man. Thanks Reply Stephen says: May 18, 2017 at 4:10 pm Hey Ricardo…man, some of the best lessons I’ve ever learned I learned from my students. By watching them. By digging for answers to their questions. I’m not embarrassed to say, I learn from everyone no matter their age. Glad you’re the same! Reply Ozzy says: May 20, 2017 at 6:56 am Very cool lesson,thanks a bunch Reply Stephen says: May 25, 2017 at 8:28 pm You bet Ozzy! Reply Roy says: May 20, 2017 at 9:23 pm Just all the flams. They are my weakness Reply Roy says: May 20, 2017 at 9:24 pm All of the flams Reply Edwin Mendez says: May 21, 2017 at 6:40 pm Double stroke are my biggest problems!! Awesome lesson as always. The drumming community is so fortunate to have you . Thank you Sir for your wisdom and knowledge in drumming. Reply Stephen says: May 25, 2017 at 8:27 pm You’re very kind Edwin…thanks so much for the kind words my friend. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment.