3 Tips for Troubleshooting Rudiments

3 Tips For Troubleshooting Rudiments


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25 comments on “3 Tips for Troubleshooting Rudiments

  1. Martin Bouissa says:

    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).

  2. Jason Dotson says:

    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.

    • Stephen says:

      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

  3. Dex Horton says:

    Very insightful and informative

  4. Igor Stankovic says:

    single stroke ,the most important rudiment,and most neglected one.and definetly the biggest issue with him.

  5. TJ Stanford says:

    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.

  6. JD Tobias says:

    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!

  7. Robert Hawkins says:

    Great instruction as always – thanks Stephen

  8. Alan says:

    Have been playing for 40 years and stil can’t do a single stroke without one hand or another not being even.

    • Stephen says:

      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 ;^)

  9. Matt says:

    Hey Stephen, great video. I’m curious to know more about The Big 7 things to focus on?

  10. Ricardo Tucker says:

    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.

    • Stephen says:

      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!

  11. Ozzy says:

    Very cool lesson,thanks a bunch

  12. Roy says:

    Just all the flams. They are my weakness

  13. Roy says:

    All of the flams

  14. Edwin Mendez says:

    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.

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