Rudimental Hands is an organized and efficient practice method for drummers. It draws upon principles from not only rudimental drumming and marching percussion, but also physical fitness and positive psychology. Through daily efforts of focused and productive practice, this routine will help improve your drumming skills and build Rudimental Hands.

Each session will last 20 to 30 minutes, and there will be 2-3 sessions posted per week. This way, you can use Rudimental Hands regularly to warm-up, build skills, and strengthen chops. The sessions will be programmed to cover a wide variety of general rudimental vocabulary. Some days you will play one rudiment for extended periods of time, whereas other days you will combine patterns in brief spurts. Functionality, variety, and intensity form the basis of our program.

Rudimental Hands is an ongoing project started by Chris Garay. Chris currently teaches marching percussion at the University of Virginia, George Mason University, and Spirit of Atlanta. His performance career as a snare drummer includes Jersey Surf, United Percussion, The Cadets, Bluecoats, and Rhythm X. Most recently, Chris traveled to Brazil to study percussion, and he spent a week in New York City studying drumset with Thomas Lang. He lives in Charlottesville, VA.

One response to “About

  1. Chris,

    Glad I found out about your site. Someone e-mailed me in response to one of my videos on youtube and told me about your site. I will definitely add it to my list of 3 that I visit each day.


    Dennis Johnson
    Spirit Snareline 1980

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