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Wednesday: Rhythm X 2010 Excerpt

Warm-up: Pick three rudiments and work on them off the left hand. Choose patterns that do not typically switch hands, such as paradiddle-diddles (LRLLRR) or 9-stroke rolls (LLRRLLRR).

Challenge: Learn this music excerpt from Rhythm X 2010’s show “Inspired.” Here is a video of the line playing the lick (starts about 0:50 in). Learn this phrase at 132 bpm, 152 bpm, and try to play it at 172 bpm. Have fun!

Post left-handed rudiments and experiences with the excerpt to comments.

Monday: Bluecoats 2007 excerpt

Warm-up: Spend 5 minutes working on your least comfortable flam rudiment. Can you put a buzz in there somehow?

Challenge: Learn this music excerpt from the Bluecoats 2007 show “Criminal.” Here is a video of the line playing this lick (starts about 1 minute in). Learn this phrase at 136 bpm, work it at 156 bpm, and try to play it at 176 bpm. Good luck!

Post flam rudiment variations and experiences with the excerpt to comments.