By Tiger Bill Meligari Published February 5, 2010
This time we're modifying last month's accented triplet pattern and while it actually includes fewer accents, you'll find that it makes the exercise harder to play. Let's check it out.
Practice this exercise for speed on a single drum. Start slowly and gradually increase your speed each day while attempting to keep your arms, hands, wrists, and fingers as loose and relaxed as possible. Next time, we'll apply this to the entire drumset.
Once you can perform the written exercise cleanly and up to speed, try practicing with the sticking reversed. If you find you're having trouble playing the accents cleanly and without getting tense, refer to my Web site at www.TensionFreeDrumming.com.
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Until next time: Have fun and stay loose!
Tiger Bill Meligari