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Virgil
05-19-2004, 12:33 PM
These exercises are an example of how I developed the ability to play fast runs around the drums, while always having a handle on the sticking. I take you successively from 4 beats per drum to 3 and finally to 2 beats per drum. You will have to adapt these exercises to your particular set-up.

The important thing is to decide how to make the turn-around work. In my case, I use 3 strokes at either end of a run, in order to return to the opposite end with the most accommodating sticking. You will see how important it is to have a good grounding of rudimental technique on the snare drum, in order to execute these exercises with any degree of touch and expression. Hopefully these exercises can spur you on to achieving all of the above.

<img src="images/attach/wmv.gif">For a video demonstration of groups of 4, click here. (http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/attachments/hands-groupsof4.wmv)
<img src="images/attach/wmv.gif">For a video demonstration of groups of 3, click here. (http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/attachments/hands-groupsof3.wmv)
<img src="images/attach/wmv.gif">For a video demonstration of groups of 2, click here. (http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/attachments/hands-groupsof2.wmv)

<img src="images/!charts/hands-groupsof4.gif">

<img src="images/!charts/hands-groupsof3.gif">

<img src="images/!charts/hands-groupsof2.gif">

<img src="images/attach/wmv.gif">For a video demonstration of groups of 4, click here. (http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/attachments/hands-groupsof4.wmv)
<img src="images/attach/wmv.gif">For a video demonstration of groups of 3, click here. (http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/attachments/hands-groupsof3.wmv)
<img src="images/attach/wmv.gif">For a video demonstration of groups of 2, click here. (http://www.virgildonati.com/msgboard/attachments/hands-groupsof2.wmv)