A new video is uploaded to the Drummin’ Around Channel @drumminaround. This one is the traditional solo “Three Camps” from “Strube’s Drum and Fife Instructor,” 1869. If you like it and the channel please like and subscribe. Happy Drumming!
Hybrid Rudiments Sheet 12
Check it out! Another sheet of hybrid rudiments has been added to the Hybrid Rudiments page.
Hybrid Rudiments – Sheet 12 (all about that Para-pa-diddle)
- Para-pa-diddle – a Paradiddle with an extra single stroke before the double stroke; usually played in 5/8 or as quintuplets
- Flammed Para-pa-diddle – a Para-pa-diddle with a flam on the first note of each; also called “Flam Parapadiddle”
- Flow Five – a Para-pa-diddle with a flam on the fourth note; usually played in 5/8 or as quintuplets
- Cheese Para-pa-diddle – a Para-pa-diddle with Cheese on the first note of each; played in 5/8 or as quintuplets
- Cheese Flow Five – a Flow Five with Cheese on the first note; can be played in 5/8 or as quintuplets
Available now for your drumming pleasure is “Army 2/4”, a fun solo from 1862. It’s available on the Rudimental Solos resource page. Also available is a new video of yours truly performing this solo on the official Drummin’ Around YouTube channel @drumminaround. Happy Drumming!
New Resource Alert
A new hybrid rudiments sheet (#11) has been added to the Hybrid Rudiments page. Hybrid’s include Fufives, Swiss Grinders, Ghost Flams, Inverted Cheese Flam Tap and Macs. Enjoy the challenge and Happy Drumming!
Drummin’ Around has an official YouTube Channel! Check it out here @drumminaround. I’ll be updating regularly to expand the available videos. Current videos of me playing (attempting?) some classic snare drum solos include “Hell on the Wabash,” “Downfall of Paris” and “Connecticut Halftime.” Eventually I’ll have videos of all solos available for download in the Rudimental Solos section.
Check it out, like and follow! Thanks so much for your continued support and Happy Drumming!
New 19th Century Documents
I’ve just added 7 (wow!) 19th century manuals, with publication dates ranging from 1853 to 1891, to the Historical Documents page. That brings the total number of period manuals to 10, covering drum beatings, playing styles and notation used during the War of 1812, the Civil War, and beyond! Check it out and discover a bit of our rudimental drumming history. Happy drumming!
Another fun rudimental solo called Crazy Army has been added to Resources under Rudimental Solos. Enjoy and happy drumming!
Just a quick update. I added another hybrid rudiments sheet (sheet#10) to the Hybrid Rudiments page. Enjoy the challenge and Happy Drumming!
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Just kidding! Nothing wicked, just something new.
I’ve added a few triplet grid variations to the 4-2-1 Grid page. Also, a new hybrid rudiment sheet was added that’s focused on Book Reports. Find it at the bottom of the Hybrid Rudiments page. Happy drumming!
Some new resources have been added with more to come!
Both are downloadable PDFs. Enjoy and happy drumming!