Learning to play drums and percussion starts with solid basics. Rudiments, my counting pattern system, developing better coordination all lead to your success on all the drums, drum set and any percussion instrument.
The foundation for all drummers and percussionists is well developed skill on drum rudiments, counting patterns, scales and ear training. With these skills students develop rudimental snare drum solos and concert snare solos. The rudiment list that is several hundred years old and continues to develop each year with the drum corps movement throughout the world. Rudiments and counting patterns are the language of drumming on all the percussion instruments. Learning sight reading technique is crucial to a player at all levels.