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.

June 2015 issue of Modern Drummer featuring Benny Greb