Warm-up: Spend 4 minutes alternating between 8 bars of flams and 8 bars of roll. Be creative, and use “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson for tempo.
Skill work: Read Murray Gusseck’s article “Around the World (with velocity)”. Spend 15 minutes playing various one-hand 16th note patterns with different grips. Step outside of your comfort zone, and experiment with German (wrist), French (finger), American (wrist and finger), and traditional (right and left hands).
Challenge: Pick your weakest grip combination (left French and right traditional, for example) and spend 5 minutes playing single strokes as fluidly as possible. How fast can you play one bar of 16th notes with this grip?
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