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How important are Rudiments?
Extremely 88%  88%  [ 22 ]
Somewhat 12%  12%  [ 3 ]
Not Very 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Rarely 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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 Post subject: Re: How important are Rudiments?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:13 pm 
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I put "extremely", but that's a personal opinion. most of my practice is devoted to rudimental playing on pads (one for my feet, one for my hands). I don't spend much time practicing "beats".

I know drummers who can't tell a ratamacue from a pataflafla, but they can drive a band any direction they want on top of a nice cushy groove. I know drummers who practice rudiments all day long who can drive a band equally well. Who's method is right? Well, if you ask me, they're both right, but why not take the easy way out and utilize hundreds of years of knowledge? There's no need to reinvent the wheel.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:55 pm 
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I put "extremely", but that's a personal opinion. most of my practice is devoted to rudimental playing on pads (one for my feet, one for my hands). I don't spend much time practicing "beats".

I know drummers who can't tell a ratamacue from a pataflafla, but they can drive a band any direction they want on top of a nice cushy groove. I know drummers who practice rudiments all day long who can drive a band equally well. Who's method is right? Well, if you ask me, they're both right, but why not take the easy way out and utilize hundreds of years of knowledge? There's no need to reinvent the wheel.


Well put. I've also noticed that some of the best teachers are the ones who cannot only show practical musical applications of the rudiments, but also can explain them in many different ways in order to get through to a wider variety of student body.

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 Post subject: Re: How important are Rudiments?
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I think RLRRLL has covered what I'm going to say, but I'll say it anyway.
I voted extremely too. I have always and will always practice the 40. To me they are the key components in my playing, and even if I don't think about them when I play out on shows, the mere fact that I have rehearsed all those little moves over years means that my playing is far better executed. I now have the choice and control to play like I need to.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:03 pm 
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Just beginning to play, I'm glad to learn how important the rudiments are. I'm patiently going through Stick Control. Often with a metronome or counting out loud. To hear that there are 40 and I haven't made it through the first page proficiently could be daunting. But I got to tell ya I'm just enjoying playing. I have a friend who keeps telling me that all of these different beats that I like from different bands are "all in the rudiments". He's broken many of them down for me. I think that it's exciting to see the application.

As much as I'd like to play it all right now. I'm just slowing it down and patiently working to build a solid foundation. Having faith that I'll be able to put it together down the road. And hopefully not spend three times as long by having to re-learn and break bad habits.

Time will tell if I rush or practice: discipline, patience and perseverance.
Your forum is an encouragement, thnx!


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 Post subject: Re: How important are Rudiments?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:07 pm 
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Sounds like you have the right idea Ch33rful!

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I've really been working my inverted flam taps lately, those things are total chops-busters

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:04 pm 
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ch33rfu1 wrote:
Time will tell if I rush or practice: discipline, patience and perseverance.
Your forum is an encouragement, thnx!


The more time you spend on the building blocks, the stronger the structure will be..

You have the right approach... keep up the good work!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:16 pm 
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PRACTICE YOUR DAMN RUDIMENTS!!!

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