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Play-drums: Printable PDF Pages: Pad Work & Rudiments

Sight Reading

Sight Reading Complete for Drummers
Vol 1 ... free preview!
The first 16 pages of the book Sight Reading Complete for Drummers, Vol 1. These pages contain introductory material on reading drum music, technique, timing, and musicianship.

 

Sight Reading Complete for Drummers, Volume 2
The first 20 pages of the book Sight Reading Complete for Drummers, Volume 2.
Sight Reading Complete for Drummers, Volume 3
The first 14 pages of the book Sight Reading Complete for Drummers, Volume 3.
Timing Exercise
Build confidence. Practice this page to a metronome at various speeds


 

Accents-Sixteenths.pdf
You can also replace the accents with flams or drags. Click here for a demo of Triplet Accent/Flam/Drags exercise.

Variations
Fun and intense variations to play in place of the accents.

  • flams
  • diddles
  • flam-drags
  • chives
  • Tap rolls (tap for accent, roll the rest)
  • Accented double strokes (continuous roll)
  • Accented closed roll (continuous roll)
Accents-Triplets.pdf
You can also replace the accents with flams or drags. Click here for a demo of Triplet Accent/Flam/Drags exercise.

Variations
Fun and intense variations to play in place of the accents.

  • flams
  • diddles
  • flam-drags
  • chives
  • Tap rolls (tap for accent, roll the rest)
  • Accented double strokes (continuous roll)
  • Accented closed roll (continuous roll)
Sixes and 16th Note Triplets.pdf

Variation Use this page to develop your double bass drum set playing.

Triplets and Sixteenths.pdf
64th Notes in 16th Note Time Signatures
(753 KB PDF)

"This lesson is from volume 3 of my upcoming book titled Sight Reading Complete for Drummers. Enjoy!" -Mike Prestwood

       
       



Rudiments

The Basic 7 (125 KB PDF)

  • Single strokes
  • double strokes
  • triple strokes
  • closed roll
  • flams
  • ruffs
  • paradiddles

Rolls (134 KB PDF)

  • Three stroke roll
  • five stroke roll
  • seven stroke roll
  • nine stroke roll
  • thirteen stroke roll
  • seventeen stroke roll
  • eleven stroke roll
  • triple stroke roll
  • tap rolls inverted doubles
  • swiss attack open roll
  • swiss attack closed roll

 

       

Flam Rudiments
(128 KB PDF)

  • Flamacues
  • Flam accent #1
  • flam accent #2
  • flamadiddles
  • flamadiddlediddle
  • flam taps
  • windmill
  • tap flam
  • paraflafla
  • swiss army triplet
  • flam drags
  • windmill dragdiddle

Paradiddles (143 KB PDF)

  • Paradiddles
  • inversions 1, 2, and 3
  • double paradiddles
  • triple paradiddles
  • paradiddlediddle
  • paradiddleDa
  • triplet inversions
  • inverted 1, 2, and 3 accented
  • inversions 1, 2, 3 with flams
  • accented paradiddles
  • paradiddles with flams
  • paradiddles with ruffs

 

       

Ruffs and Drags (131 KB PDF)

  • Single Drags
  • Three Stroke Ruff
  • Four Stroke Ruff
  • Six Stroke Ruff
  • Ratamacue
  • Double Ratamacue
  • Dragadiddle #1, #2, and #3
  • Sixteenths with Drags
  • Flam Drags
  • Lesson 25
   

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