International Drum Rudiments

The 40 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.

All rudiments should be practiced: open (slow) to close (fast) to open (slow) and/or at an even moderate march tempo.

*These rudiments are also included in the original Standard 26 American Drum Rudiments

The PAS International Drum Rudiments are Copyright  © 1984 by the Percussive Arts Society. All Rights Reserved.

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Audio Recordings ©, (p) 2005 Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

This selection of rudimentary percussion exercises are performed by Aubrey Adams and are featured in the Percussion Book 2 of Alfred’s “Band Expressions” series. All rights reserved. Used with Permission of the copyright owners.

I. ROLL RUDIMENTS

A. Single Stroke Roll Rudiments
 

1. SINGLE STROKE ROLL *

 

2. SINGLE STROKE FOUR 

 

3. SINGLE STROKE SEVEN   

 
single-stroke-seven
B. Multiple Bounce Roll Rudiments
 

4. MULTIPLE BOUNCE ROLL

 
 

5. TRIPLE STROKE ROLL

 
C. Double Stroke Open Roll Rudiment
 

6. DOUBLE STROKE OPEN ROLL *

 
double-stroke-open-roll

7. FIVE STROKE ROLL

 
five-stroke-roll

8. SIX STROKE ROLL

 
six-stroke-roll

9. SEVEN STROKE ROLL *

 
seven-stroke-roll

10. NINE STROKE ROLL *

 
nine-stroke-roll

11. TEN STROKE ROLL *

 
ten-stroke-roll

12. ELEVEN STROKE ROLL *

 
eleven-stroke-roll

13. THIRTEEN STROKE ROLL */h3>

 
thirteen-stroke-roll

14. FIFTEEN STROKE ROLL

 
fifteen-stroke-roll

15. SEVENTEEN STROKE ROLL

 
seventeen-stroke-roll
II. Diddle Rudiments
 

16 SINGLE PARADIDDLE *

 
single-paradiddle

17. DOUBLE PARADIDDLE *

 
double-paradiddle

18. TRIPLE PARADIDDLE

 
triple-paradiddle

19. SINGLE PARADIDDLE-DIDDLE

 
single-paradiddle-diddle

III. FLAM RUDIMENTS



20. FLAM *

 
flam

21 FLAM ACCENT *

 
flam-accent

22. FLAM TAP *

 
flam-tap

23. FLAMACUE *

 
flamacue

24. FLAM PARADIDDLE *

 
flam-paradiddle

25. SINGLE FLAMMED MILL

 
single-flammed-mill

26. FLAM PARADIDDLEDIDDLE *

 
flam-paradiddle-diddle

27. PATAFLAFLA

 
pataflafla

28. SWISS ARMY TRIPLET

 
swiss-army-triplet

29. INVERTED FLAM TAP

 
inverted-flam-tap

30. FLAM DRAG

 
flam-drag
IV. Drag Rudiments
 

31. DRAG *

 
drag

32 SINGLE DRAG TAP *

 
single-drag-tap

33. DOUBLE DRAG TAP *

 
double-drag-tap

34. LESSON 25 *

 
lesson-25

35. SINGLE DRAGADIDDLE

 
single-dragadiddle

36. DRAG PARADIDDLE #1 *

 
drag-paradiddle-1

37. DRAG PARADIDDLE #2 *

 
drag-paradiddle-2

38. SINGLE RATAMACUE *

 
single-ratamacue

39. DOUBLE RATAMACUE *

 
double-ratamacue

40. TRIPLE RATAMACUE *

 
     triple-ratamacue


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