Know your rudiments, become a better drummer
Snare drum rudiments consist of 40 basic rhythmic beats and sticking patterns standardized by The Percussive Arts Society (PAS). Rudiments are used by drummers to help them practice and hone their skills, and knowing all PAS approved rudiments is the key to drumming success at any level. The most common drumming rudiments are the roll, flam and paradiddle, and most of the others are some variation of these three that you can combine any number of ways to create music.
Originally developed the Swiss military in the 14th century, rudiments were later brought to America by the British military during the Revolutionary War. For modern day drum warriors looking master the rudiments and take their skill to the next level, there is no better place to start than with our collection of education essentials. Our easy-to-use books are complete with phrases and exercises for all 40 rudiments. We also carry audio CDs and DVDs that feature step-by-step instruction and practice files you can play along to. Even if you have already had or are currently taking lesson, these essential books, CDs and DVDs give you even more ways to practice and perfect all the different rudiments so drumming becomes almost effortless.