Practice Pad Time!
This exercise will strengthen your weaker hand and help to make quick switches between paradiddle variations/rolls and accents.
Start slow, and focus on timing and playing clean. Speed is a result of control.
Here’s the PDF
- Play “A” (right hand lead) followed by “1”
- Play “A” (left hand lead) followed by “2”
- Play “B” (right hand lead) followed by “1”
- Play “B” (left hand lead) followed by “2” …. and so on and so forth
Aspiring drummers and drum set instructors!
I updated my instructional drumming PDF “Kick Start” (40 pages).
It covers basic reading skills and coordination exercises, and helps the beginning drummer to master her first beats, fills, and gain confidence on the drum kit.
I’ve used it successfully in my teaching practice for almost two years now.
You can work through the material by yourself, but I highly recommend getting a teacher, who can help you understand the basics and fill in the blanks.
You can download it for $9.99 when you click the link below.