Many more exercises and warm-ups inside here.
This exercise builds stick control.
What is stick control? Well…
Without stick control you’ll end up saying more words like…
“Oops.” “Whoops! “Arg!”
However the more control you have over your sticks the more
likely you’ll be able to play what you want to play.
Stick control = YAY!
The rhythm for this exercise never changes.
What we’ll be changing is the sticking pattern- which hand plays when.
There’s 5 different sticking patterns we’ll work on and we’ll play them
8 times each.
For example, the first pattern is RRR
It will sound like this…
RRR, RRR, RRR, RRR, RRR, RRR, RRR, RRR.
and the last one is…
RLR, LRL, we’ll play it four times so it will equal the same as the others.
The sheet music provided can be downloaded so that you can print and play along.
After you feel comfortable playing this exercise with me,
see if you can play these patterns with your favorite music.
This is a great daily bucket drumming warm-up too!