Alan Dawson’s Rudimental Ritual

The Rudimental Ritual was one of Alan Dawson's most challenging and comprehensive exercises that he would give to his students at Berklee College of Music. John Ramsay was one of his students. John demonstrates the Rudimental Ritual, breaking it down into its component parts.

John Ramsay is famously known as the former head of percussion at The Berklee College of Music. As an educator, John has also written two books, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messages, and The Drummer’s Complete Vocabulary as Taught by Alan Dawson, published by Alfred Publishing. His Performances include Art Blakey, Gregory Hines, Wynton Marsalis, James Williams, Wallace Roney, James Moody, and many others. He has also recorded with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Big Band, Andy McGhee, Kenny Barron, and Cecil McBee.

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