Setting Up Zoning on Your Kit


Setting Up Zoning on Your Kit


6 comments on “Setting Up Zoning on Your Kit

  1. Richard says:

    Working on the pariddle!

  2. Charles says:

    Zones Stephen mentions in this video are: (1) R on floor tom, L on snare; (2) R on snare, L on high tom; (3) R on floor tom, L on high tom; (4) R on hi-hat, L on snare; (5) R on ride, L on snare.

  3. Mick says:

    G’day Stephan, I got a little lost when you said you play the paradiddle with triplets. I’m missing something here I think. Does that mean you play 1/4 notes as in 1= RLR, 2=RLR, 3=LLR, 4=LRR?

    Also, just to improve my left foot I step on the hi-hat playing 8ths when I’m practicing using my muller stroke doubles doing hand technique Pt 1 using your suggested zones, I’m trying with the triplets, but my brain can’t do that yet. Are you just playing the 1/4’s?

    Thanks for any help.

    • Stephen says:

      You wrote them out correctly, yes.

      As for the hihat, playing 8ths with triplets causes a 2/3 polyrhythm. That is what is hanging your brain up. And that’s normal. Just play quarters on the hihat when playing triplets.

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