Dame Evelyn Glennie's music challenges the listener to ask where music comes from: Is it more than simply a translation from score to instrument to audience? The Grammy-winning percussionist and composer became almost completely deaf by the age of 12, but her hearing loss brought her a deeper understanding of and connection to the music she loves.
Rudiment Progress Tracker is an excellent material on how one can track his progress on developing rudiments.Tracking your progress can help you reach your goals efficiently and with focus. In a way, its like measuring your growth. Unless we measure ourselves periodically we do not progress.
In my opinion, practicing rudiments is one thing and applying them to the kit is a different ball game all together. Most of the time I find it difficult to apply the rudiments fluidly during my jam sessions unless I deliberate upon them. I have been practicing rudiments for about 3 years now and honestly I’m not [...]
In this day and age, it’s all about speed. For a drummer to play a slow beat on the drums, it takes the ability to appreciate the song and the subtleties of his arrangement. The following is a challenge on something that’s completely opposite to going fast…going slow, something most people never think to practice. [...]
Rudiments play a vital role in field of drumming. The word ‘Rudiment’ in drumming means basic patterns or building blocks combining which one could create a variety of music.
Most often, I wouldn’t have the presence of mind to deliberate upon the other fills outside the current context or I would not be confident enough to pull them off or even worse it would be some of them that I have neglected for a long time . Today I realized that, no matter how many different fills I learn or practice, I will not be able to apply all of them fluidly unless I touch base with them regularly and practice them in different contexts.
Hybrid rudiments or Hybrids are a combination of one or more official rudiments (‘Single Four’ + ‘Ratamacue’ = ‘Single Ratamacue’)to form new rudimental patterns, though this might not be the case all the time. They are very common in drum and bugle corps and marching ensembles. As a drummers creativity and imagination influences these combinational [...]
Recently I read an article by Danny Britt, where in he was explaining a simple but very profound concept by Victor Wooten (brilliant bassist). Wooten had stated that so much of the focus of playing is on the notes, as to what note is being played and what note should be played, that we lose [...]