This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the March 2016 issue, which is available here.

Strictly Technique

One-Sided Hairtas, Grandmas, and Grandpas

This month we’re going to look at three unusual rudiments: one-sided hairtas, grandmas, and grandpas. These three closely related rudiments are especially useful for drumset fills when playing the accents on toms or cymbals and the unaccented notes on the snare. The unusual accent patterns can easily throw you off, so use a metronome, tap your foot, and count quarter notes out loud so that your pulse is grounded.

Check out the video lesson below.

Bill Bachman

For the complete lessons with transcriptions, check out the March 2016 issue, which is available here.

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