The Ratamacue With Eighth Note Feet

Taking the ratamacue and adding feet ostinati as quavers.

In this exercise you will be taking the ratamacue and adding eighth note note feet underneath, as you have done with many other rudiments. All exercises will involve playing something with a foot at exactly the same time as playing something with a hand and it is hugely important that these notes are played exactly at the same time. At the bottom of the page you will find a collection of links to lessons you may find useful when learning these exercises.

I have only given a small selection of ideas here, it is important that you try and create your own versions based on the given parts. There are a huge amount of options even with the restrictions of this lesson. It is also very important that you use the four different stickings for each exercise, I have left out stickings in all exercises but they can be found in the sticking lesson linked at the bottom of the page.


Exercise 1

Adding quaver feet under a ratamacue


Exercise 2

Adding quaver feet under a ratamacue


Exercise 3

Adding quaver feet under a ratamacue


Exercise 4

Adding quaver feet under a ratamacue


Exercise 5

Adding quaver feet under a ratamacue


TASKS

  • Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of 120bpm with good hand technique.
  • Use standard, reversed and alternate sticking patterns with each exercise.
  • Create additional feet patterns for the exercises.
  • Play all exercises as a continuous pattern, then repeat.