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International Drum Rudiments

International Drum Rudiments

An important,  free resource curated from PAS.org – complete with individual audio recordings of the 40 Percussive Arts Society International Drum Rudiments.  Download the free PDF copy or read the notated rudiments below.  The list consists 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.  Scroll through the list of rudiments in the Soundcloud box below to locate a particular rudiment, then click to listen .

 

Also, find audio recordings next to each notated rudiment below. Some have recordings of various OPEN-CLOSED versions.

I. ROLL RUDIMENTS

A. Single Stroke Roll Rudiments

1. SINGLE STROKE ROLL *

single-stroke-roll

 

2. SINGLE STROKE FOUR

single-stroke-four

 

3. SINGLE STROKE SEVEN

single-stroke-seven

 

B. Multiple Bounce Roll Rudiments

4. MULTIPLE BOUNCE ROLL

multiple-bounce-roll

 

5. TRIPLE STROKE ROLL

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 *

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

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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