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 really remember which solo it was, but there is one where PJJ begins the solo with something similar to this. If anyone knows what song that is, let me know in the comments.
Anyway, as I’ve mentioned before, I have found that working on technique in some sort of musical context can make working on the rudiments a little more interesting and fun.
To get started, why don’t we have a look and listen to the exercise by checking out this video…
Now, here’s the PDF of the piece for you to download:
To check out the other installments in this series so far, go here:
1) Stick Logic #1 | The 5 Stroke Roll & The 13 Stroke Roll
2) Stick Logic #2 | The Paradiddle-Diddle March
Have fun and let me know how it goes by commenting.
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Greg(stickman) Elio says
Always loved the sound of the ratamicue. Dont know if i spelled that right but it dont matter. Anyway it goes great with the 4 stroke ruff.
Mark Feldman says
Sorry for the delay in replying.
Thanks for writing.
Ratamacues….thanks for reminding me….something coming on those soon.