Today’s challenge is to learn and play Murray Gusseck’s “Basic Strokes” as played by the Santa Clara Vanguard drumline in 2004. You can watch the drumline play the exercise here:
As you can tell, the exercise is quite long and involved. As such, I have uploaded the 9-page pdf file here. Spend some quality time playing these patterns with a metronome (80 bpm seems like a good place to start), and after having worked out the ending, try playing with the videos a couple times. Have fun!
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