The pages in this section contain a variety of exercises that can be used as technique builders and warmups, contributed by prominent players and teachers to PAS Publications. You’ll see each exercise written out in musical notation, and you can also hear each one via a MIDI file.

For the Four by Terri Haley 

Daily 4-mallet warmup by Michael Varner 

Marimba Paradiddles by Arthur Lipner

4-Mallet Chordal Exercises by David Kovins 

Peripheral Vision Exercise Dr. Robert Ledbetter 

Latin Paradiddles By Rick Mattingly

Movable Clave by Jon Belcher

5/8 OVER BAIÃO by Terry O'Mahoney  

Jazz Drumset Warmups by John Riley 

Flammed Mill Explorations by Jeff Salisbury  

Three-Voice Warmups by John Riley

Flammed Mill Triplet Explorations by Jeff Salisbury

Jazz Triplet Study by Jeff Salisbury

Flammed Mills on Drumset by Pat O'Shea 
Sound Enhanced

7 + 2 Rotation Exercise by Jeff Salisbury 

Triplet Snare Drum Exercise by Graeme J. Thew 

Hirta Challenge by Neil Sylvia 

Bossa Snare Warm-Up by Jared O'Leary  

Timpani Changing Meters Exercise by Dr. Geary Larrick 

Contrary Motion/Contrasting Meters by Terry O'Mahoney 

Instructions for playing MIDI filesYou must have a sound card installed in your computer to play sound files through your Web browser. Most current Web browsers have built-in MIDI capabilities, so many visitors to these pages will be able to simply click the "play" arrow and hear the sound files. If the play controls do not show up on your screen, or you can't hear anything when you click the "play" arrow, you might need to download a free MIDI player. 

PC users: These MIDI files work well with the default setup in your browser - Netscape has its own built in Midi player, and IE uses the Microsoft Media Player™. 

Mac users: These MIDI files work best with Quick Time. If you don't already have it on your computer, a message will appear that directs you to a link at which you can download the latest version of the Quick Time player, which is a free download. If you already have Quick Time but the MIDI file is not working, check to make sure that the Quick Time plugin is installed in the Plugins folder of your Web browser. (AOL users: The Quick Time plugin must be in the AOL Plugins folder, not the Microsoft Internet Explorer Plugins folder.)