The Drag Tap Moving In Blocks Of Eight

Changing the voicing of a drag tap every other numbered count.

In this drag tap orchestration you will just be moving the straight rudiment around the kit in various patterns that all involve changing the voicing at the mid point of the bar. As I have discussed in lessons, orchestrating rudiments using grace notes is a bit different to other rudiments as it isn't totally roll based. 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.


Exercise 1

Drag tap moving in blocks of 8


Exercise 2

Drag tap moving in blocks of 8


Exercise 3

Drag tap moving in blocks of 8


Exercise 4

Drag tap moving in blocks of 8


Exercise 5

Drag tap moving in blocks of 8


TASKS

  • 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.