RUDIMENTS

The Percussive Arts Society International Drum Rudiments consist of the traditional 26 rudiments along with a number of drum corps, orchestral, European, and contemporary drum rudiments.

This listing was an outgrowth of a five-year project compiled by the PAS International Drum Rudiment Committee, a highly select group of percussionists, organized and chaired by Jay Wanamaker.

It is the hope of the International Drum Rudiment Committee that this new listing of rudiments will create a new vocabulary of drum rudiments that will serve contemporary percussionists for many years to come.

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In 2008, the Marching Percussion Committee of the Percussive Arts Society created an educational 2-DVD set titled “The Rudiment Project” as a vehicle to demonstrate the benefits of the study of rudiments in marching, concert and drumset applications. Dennis DeLucia, Julie Davila, Dominick Cuccia, Albi Bachmann, Jeff Prosperie, Jim Campbell and Pat Petrillo are featured in The Rudiment Project.

Purchase The Rudiment Project in the PAS Gift Shop.