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May 19th, 2018

Free Strokes at 40 bpm set to quarter notes

  • 4 on right, 4 on left, 8 on right, 8 on left, 12 on right/left, 16 on right/left

  • Try to eliminate any wind up with left hand

8 on a hand- go slower than you have been so your hands can get used to being split between the drums when you play them together

  • 8 on right, 8 on left, combine to play a measure of single stroke rolls (RLRL RLRL)

  • On each drum, then split between 4 on snare/tom1, tom1/tom2, tom2/floor tom, then 2 on each drum

  • Hands should feel the same playing single stroke roll as they do when playing on their own

Double stroke roll exercise (USE A METRONOME, start at 40 bpm (you can play it comfortable at 50 bpm) set to 16th notes and try to get it to 55 bpm

  • 4 singles (1 e & a) followed by 4 doubles (2 doubles per 16th note)

  • Cycle of 4 singles and 4 doubles equals 1 time through. Play exercise 4 times, ending on downbeat of 5th time

Quads exercise (RLFF RLFF etc) w/ metronome at 65 bpm set to 16th notes, slowly speed up

  • Make sure hands are even

  • Make sure feet strokes are even

  • Do with just RF, and then try using your double pedal (RF, LF)

Thunder with song

Friction prep

  • Line 2

  • Play snares as taps so the feet sound more prominent

  • Try line 3


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