Universal Rhythms Interpreted As Thirty-Second-Note Rudiments

By Dave DiCenso Published December 7, 2009

In this lesson covering thirty-second-note rudiments, all examples are taken from Universal Rhythms for Drumset, by Dave DiCenso.

Please read the following before beginning the exercises.

Example 1

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Example 3

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Example 5

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Example 6

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Example 14

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About The Author
Among other things, like his sound, pocket, and style, Dave DiCenso is known for his ability to comfortably wear a lot of “stylistic hats.” This is evident when considering his long and diverse list of touring and recording credits, which include pop legends Duran Duran, prog-rock icon Steve Morse, Dream Theater guitar master John Petrucci, hardcore pioneers Cro-Mags, blues-rock master Johnny A, fusion guru David Fiuczynski, and contemporary-jazz virtuoso Hiromi. Dave DiCenso is also an Associate Professor of Percussion at Berklee College of Music. He is also an active clinician and has been a featured performer at major percussion industry events including the Modern Drummer Festival, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, N.A.M.M., Music Messe, Drum Daze, and the Montreal Drum Festival.