We now will incorporate both parts of our body into these unison exercises: hands and feet in unison. This is lesson 9 in your download.
We will follow the same process we did with hand unisons using the feet now. This is lesson 6 in your download
In this lesson, we will work on mixed stickings in a linear fashion as opposed to unison. This is lesson 5 in your download
We will now change our time-keeping pattern to incorporate both quarter and eighth notes. Move through these exercises slowly at first to get a feel
In this lesson, we will play both quarter notes and eighth notes against our full eighth note pattern keeping time. This is lesson 3 in
In this series of lessons we focus on the way coordination affects our time-keeping. We will start with the hands working together with quarter notes.
Ralph defines the 3-stroke ruff in this lesson. This includes the stroke motions used, and the various different ways it can be played, felt and
In music, there are beats and subdivisions which receive natural stress internally. This differs for each meter. This is the foundation for the concept of
With the multiple bounce (buzz) motion, we are compressing our rebound stroke and using pressure to achieve more notes. As you play with this stroke,
This lesson will focus on the alternate motion for double strokes. This is key to developing the mechanics necessary for the long roll and all