Are you good at multitasking? As we use both of our Arms and Legs to play the Drums, anything we do to get them working Independently will help the other parts of our Playing too. These Independence Exercises are designed to find combinations that will push your Independence bit by bit.
–Basic Independence – Reverse Singles Over Singles
–Basic Independence – Doubles Over Singles
–Basic Independence – Paradiddle Over Singles
–Hi-Hat Foot Coordination Part 1 (On The Beat)
–Hi-Hat Foot Coordination Part 2 (Off Beats)
–Hi-Hat Foot Coordination Part 3 (8th Notes)
–Busy Feet Groove (Free Your Right Hand!)
–Hand Foot Groove Alternation
An Ostinato is simply a repetitive phrase, which we play something else against in order to build our vocabulary on the Drums. Give it a go, it changed the way I think about Drums.
–Introduction to Ostinatos
–Right Hand Ostinato
–Ostinato Groove Variation
–Moody-Tom Ostinato Groove
Using more Pedals
Our Hands can play all over our drum kit, choosing between Toms, Cymbals and the Snare, so imagine being able to do the same with the feet, choosing which sound to play with your Right and Left foot.
–Introduction to Multi-Pedal Orchestrations (Six Pedal Foot Ostinato)
–RLL played under a Double Paradiddle