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Diamonds in the Ruff – Part 1: The Mighty Three-Stroke
Matt Star On 23rd Feb 2017
The first thing I learned when I started taking drum lessons was the three-stroke ruff. I was shown a few ways of playing it, with different accents and stickings, but it wasn’t until I heard Cream drummer Ginger Baker play “Sunshine of Your Love” that I really understood how to utilize this powerful rudiment.