By Tiger Bill Meligari Published August 1, 2009
This one is based on one of Buddy Rich's favorite sticking patterns. If you've yet to work on the first part of this lesson, check out lesson #64 now. If you already have Buddy's triplet pattern up to speed, let's apply it to the drumset!
Study the written exercise below and then watch the video clip. It makes no difference whether you play this sticking pattern on the pad or drumset, you should always play without developing tension anywhere in your arms, wrists, or fingers.
The Key is Experimentation!
Reverse the sticking to give your hands an equal opportunity workout. Also practice moving the pattern around the kit in different ways. Get creative with it. For more details on my concepts of Tension Free Drumming, visit www.TensionFreeDrumming.com. For a vast drum and percussion resource with lots of free drum lessons, check out www.TigerBill.com.
Until next time: Have fun and stay loose!
Tiger Bill Meligari