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Posts in category: Drum Rudiments

How to Develop Facility with Inverted Paradiddles

I have been using Inverted Paradiddles in my playing for a long time. I’m pretty sure that I first became aware of them in the late ’80s when I was studying with Rick Considine at Drummer’s Collective in NYC. When Rick showed me how to use inverted paradiddles, the ease with which I could play […]


Rudimental Drumming Exercises #1 | Singles and Doubles Warm-Up

Rudimental Drumming Exercises 1: Singles and Doubles

I’ve been stuck without my drum set again for a couple of months because of this COVID situation. The silver lining in no drum set is that I’m getting obsessive about my hands. Pad work every day. I’ve been looking into rudimental exercises and checking out other people’s warm-ups and practice routines. I wanted to […]


Drum Rudiments | Stick Logic #4 | The Inverted Paradiddle Waltz

So, as I write this, I’m still in “lockdown.” My wife and I fled NYC when the numbers started to get really scary and now I’m holed-up in a house on Cape Cod with no drums. But, I DO have a pad and I’ve been using it. One of the things I decided to do […]


Drum Rudiments | Stick Logic #3 | The Four Stroke Bounce

Welcome to “Stick Logic #3,” where we’ll work on a little piece that includes both the four-stroke ruff and the single drag. It’s a fun piece to play. I am certain that this came to me like this as a direct result of my working on Philly Joe Jones solos a ways back. I don’t […]