Warm-Up Routine

Here’s the link to a quick 4 min. Facebook video I shot showing my variation of a warm-up routine that we used to do in drum line: https://www.facebook.com/michael.aubrecht/videos/4869549107528/?l=2379506530920794758

The concept was to go through a progressive pattern that supported all sections of the line from the basses and snares to the quads. I now use it as my warm-up for drum set. It’s very simple but requires some counting and precision to do it right. It is likely you are familiar with all of these simple rudiments, but you may not have put them together in this manner. Here’s a quick break down…

Quarter Note Flams: 1-2-3-4
Eighth Notes: 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and
Sixteenth Notes: 1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a
Triplets: 1 trip let 2 trip let 3 trip let 4 trip let
Double Stroke: RR LL RR LL RR LL RR LL
Paradiddle: R L RR L R LL R L RR L R LL
Hertas: RLRL RLRL RLRL RLRL
[Repeat in Reverse]

Like all rudimental patterns, start out slow, maintain even strokes and build up speed as you become more comfortable. Remember that the end goal is a smooth transition from forward to reverse.

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