Hand Technique and Time Function Coordination
10 Courses · 110 Lessons · 27 hours 15 minutes
Artist Track Contents
You can purchase the Artist Track for $119.00 or you can buy the courses individually.
Technique 3 – Preparing to play Rudiments
Using the Basic Body Motions of T-1 and Outside Release Motion of T-2, You will now apply them to Single Strokes leading to the Double Stroke Roll. There are a lot of lessons on playing Rudiments but making them sound musical takes practice, and these lessons will give you the foundation to play fast, relaxed and get the most out of your practice.
Technique 4 – Long Roll Preparing for Single Stoke Roll and Developing Ruffs
This course shows you the fundamental motions and techniques necessary to conquer the rudiments and your rolls. Ralph will demonstrate the double stroke roll, multiple bounce stroke (buzz) roll as well as the 3-stroke ruff.
Technique 5 – 5 Stroke Roll Through 10 Stroke Roll on Pad and Set
In this course, we will be attacking the first group of roll rudiments on both the snare drum and the drum set. We will use a variety of motion and exercises to achieve a good sound quality for each one.
Technique 7 – Single, Double, and Triple Paradiddles on the Pad and Set
The paradiddle rudiments are some of the most versatile and useful rudiments that you will ever learn. In this course, we apply everything we've learned in the previous 6 courses to 4 different paradiddle rudiments. We will practice them both on the snare drum and on drum set.
2-Way Time Function Coordination
There are many great books available with exercises for the drum set using your hands and feet. This course will prepare you to easily play those books as we teach you how to play combinations of hands and feet in a way that will enhance your time function and coordination. This fundamental semester starts very simply, even if you have played for years, do not over estimate the importance of revisiting these basics. Just playing a simple beat, and playing it with a great feel, is the difference that often defines a drummer’s success.
3-Way Time Function Coordination
While you may be learning to play Rock patterns and Jazz or Latin and other Master Classes or lessons it is important that you systematically study your time function coordination. These are systematic exercises and while they are preparing you for the future, they can also be used in patterns and fills as you progress. The body motions learned in the Hands class are utilized in breaking down the 3-way time function coordination exercises.
4-Way Time Function Coordination
These 4-way coordination exercises will open the door to future advanced patterns and make them easy to play. Learning to lead with both hands will give you amazing freedom in playing patterns. As noted in the fundamental lessons, you can go through these exercises first with just your natural lead hand, and for extra practice go through the lessons with your alternate lead hand. Play each exercise repeatedly for several days until it feels completely natural and you can play it at various tempos.