A simple orchestration where the right hand moves around the kit and the left stays on the snare.
In this simple Drah orchestration you will be 'planting' the left hand on the snare whilst the right moves around various parts of the kit. As discussed on our Each Hand On A Different Drum drag orchestration lesson, orchestrating a straight drag is a bit different to other rudiments as it isn't roll based. That means there are very limited options and these are more of an exercise to get you comfortable both with the basic rudiment and some of the movements you might see when the rudiment is used practicall.
I have added feet to each exercise also to increase the challenge. Feel free to remove the feet whilst you are learning the orchestration then adding them back in later. Experiment with using different feet patterns from our previous lessons and try different sticking variations also. I have used a combination of both the rudiment as crotchets and quavers.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 120bpm.
- Create your own orchestrations using this concept.
- Use as many different feet patterns as you can think of with each exercise.