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Matt Byrne: Redistributing Rudiments

Ever try taking standard American drum rudiments and applying them to a kit? Matt Byrne created these exercises to be translated between the kick, snare, and hi-hat, to ultimately be used on the entire kit.

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Mike Rawluk: Tricky Hi-Hat & Bass Drum Beat

Mike Rawluk demonstrates some of the techniques he uses on the song "Every Breath" from Revelation, the upcoming release by The Deliverance. In particular, he concentrates on the basic verse pattern, which finds the bass drum alternating on every ah between the hi-hats’ quarter-note pulse, and offers a number of exercises to help you grow comfortable with the technique.