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What are Drum Rudiments?
Drum rudiments are the building blocks of hand cooridination. Essentially, they are sticking patterns usually marked by R for right hand and L for left hand. Each pattern has a different name. For example, a single stroke roll consists of one stroke in each hand and played right, left, right, left (or R, L, R, L). Repeated practice of these rudiments leads to greater control and dexterity on the drums. A drummer can then apply those same patterns/rudiments to the feet and apply drum rudiments to create patterns between the feet or the feet and hands. .
There are 40 standard drum rudiments as defined by an organization called the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) but drummers have created many more, often referred to as hybrid rudiments.

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Drum Chat is the place to chat about all things drums, drumming and percussion. If you're new at drums, after maybe realizing that you have a natural gift for rhythm, you'll want to learn the basic rudiments for drumming as mentioned above. You'll inevitably have questions about some of what you're working on and Drum Chat provides that community of like-minded individuals that have the experience to help you out. This awesome forum is known for it's friendliness and vast knowledge base. Over half a million pages!

Most Popular Rudiments

SINGLE STROKE ROLL

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PARADIDDLE

FLAM

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DOUBLE STROKE ROLL

PARADIDDLE

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DRAG

DOUBLE PARADIDDLE

SINGLE STROKE FOUR

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