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Tuesday: Use Your Feet!

Something a little different today on Rudimental “Hands”… we’re going to drum with our feet! If you are a marching percussionist, learning to play pedals with your feet will only enhance your overall sense of timing, groove, and verticality between limbs.

Skill work: Work on these Fundamental Patterns for Hands and Feet for 20 minutes. We are playing single and double strokes in every possible combination for four limbs. Begin slowly (80 bpm), and increase the tempo only when comfortable. Today’s goal is consistency of rhythm, not speed.

Note: If you do not have access to two pedals, then simply tapping your foot works great! Try to keep your heel down while tapping on the ball of your foot.