This excerpt is taken from the complete review that appears in the June 2015 issue, which can be purchased here.
Rock & Jazz Clinic
The Drumset Drag
Orchestration Options for Powerful and Melodic Textures
by Powell Randolph
In this lesson we’re focusing on orchestrating the drag rudiment, which is traditionally played on the snare, by moving the two grace notes to the bass drum and tom. This gives it a much more powerful sound and creates melodic movement. Check out a video demo of the exercises contained in the article below.