Posts in category: Hand Technique

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 […]


Drum Rudiments | Stick Logic #2 | The Paradiddle-Diddle March

Here’s the 2nd installment of the new hand technique & drum rudiment series called “Stick Logic.” In this series, I’m going to get through all the rudiments, but do so by giving you ├ętudes/musical pieces to work on. I always found it more interesting to work on pieces rather than just patterns. For example, the […]


Drum Rudiments | Stick Logic #1 | The 5 Stroke Roll & The 13 Stroke Roll

Here’s the first in a new series–“Stick Logic”–that focuses on hand technique and rudiments. This first installment features a little exercise I’ve been doing called “Twenty-Three.” It’s a double stroke roll exercise that includes both 5-stroke and 13-stroke rolls and reverses the hands with each measure (in other words, in the first measure, you’ll lead […]