Video  —  Posted: September 1, 2014 in Drum Videos
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Learn How to Play a 12/8 Double Paradiddle and Nanigo Groove.

Learn How to Play a 12/8 Double Paradiddle and Nanigo Groove

Whether you’re a first day beginner or have been playing the drums for several years, learning the fundamentals of technique, rudiments and music reading is very important. In this video Brett shows you how to play the double paradiddle drum rudiment. The double paradiddle is a rudiment based off the single paradiddle. It is a 12 note pattern that is often used in a 12/8 feel, or in beats and fills with a triplet feel. That makes it perfect for Jazz, Latin, and other world styles.

In the second half of this video, Brett introduces a Nanigo Groove. In many contemporary settings the terms Nanigo, Afro-Cuban 6:8, and Bembe, are often used to communicate a rhythm or specific pattern played by the drummer or percussionist. When playing most contemporary styles however, these terms are almost always interchangeable.

Enjoy the video and as always, contact me with any questions. 

Brett

 

Looking for drum lessons? Brett offers a variety of tools allowing the student to become proficient in the following:

  • understand basic time
  • develop proper grip, playing area, and sound
  • improve the balance and evenness between your hands
  • play drum rudiments, including the double stroke roll, single stroke roll, paradiddle, double paradiddle, triple paradiddle, drag, drag paradiddle 1, flam, and flam accent
  • develop basic snare drum reading skills
  • interpret drum set charts
  • improve your overall coordination, touch, and dynamics
  • play common groove patterns found in Rhythm & Blues, Pop-Rock, Funk, Rock, Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban music
  • play patterns in various time signatures, including 4/4/, 2/4, 3/4, 12/8, 6/8, 9/8, and 5/4

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Bucket Drumming!

Posted: July 12, 2014 in Drum Videos

Can’t afford a Drum Set? No worries, you could always use Buckets! Remember what I’ve said in the past, that Technique is Technique regardless if you’re playing on a coffee table (hard surface) or a pillow (soft surface). Also, coordination is coordination, keep practicing no matter what you’re playing on. So, let’s see what technique sounds like on a bucket!

This short video features a drummer, Gordo, from Sydney Australia who does many ‘bucket’ performances.To get more on Gordo, visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Gordo.Buckets/info.

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Brett Frederickson teaches how to play a Rute Solo on a drum set. This is the second video in a 2 part series. Brett is playing an improvised solo on his Yamaha Set with Vic Firth 505 rutes.

This video was filmed with two cameras, one moving and the other stationary, and the Audio is combined from both cameras. No Edits or cuts were made to the Audio in this video, and it is played at normal speed.

Brett Frederickson, owner and teacher of Drummers Rule! at http://www.drummersrule.net, offers affordable drum lessons in Phoenix Arizona.

Brett Frederickson is a drum teacher based in Phoenix, AZ who teaches for a living. He has a degree in Music Performance from the Musicians Institute of California, taught drum line for 15 years, has opened up several drum clinics for musicians like David Garbaldi, Ken Mary, and Ray Riendeau, plus doing many clinics himself.

Video  —  Posted: July 5, 2014 in Drum Videos
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Brett Frederickson teaches how to play a Rute Solo on a drum set. This Video is Part 1 of a 2 video series. He is playing an improvised solo on his Yamaha Set with Vic Firth 505 rutes.

It was filmed with two cameras, one moving and the other stationary, and the Audio is combined from both cameras. No Edits or cuts were made to the Audio in this video, and it is played at normal speed.

Brett Frederickson, owner and teacher of Drummers Rule! at http://www.drummersrule.net, offers affordable drum lessons in Phoenix Arizona.

Brett Frederickson is a drum teacher based in Phoenix, AZ who teaches for a living. He has a degree in Music Performance from the Musicians Institute of California, taught drum line for 15 years, has opened up several drum clinics for musicians like David Garbaldi, Ken Mary, and Ray Riendeau, plus doing many clinics himself.

Video  —  Posted: June 21, 2014 in Drum Videos
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Drumming Tip #1 – REPETITION!

You would be AMAZED how many problems in drumming come from one little “Secret”…. Like to know what it is?

The secret is REPETITION…

Most young drummers (and even some old ones) underestimate the importance of this word.  Many simple problems are solved relatively easily by incorporating this one little secret.

PROBLEM #1: My arms tire while playing for long periods of time. 
FIX: REPETITION! Practice single strokes for LONG periods of time. Get them EXTREMELY fast to where they become “very” comfortable. If the rest of your technique is relatively good, your arms will not tire after that.

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PROBLEM #2: My feet are slow and can’t do half the things my hands do. 
FIX: REPETITION! Isolate your feet and practice nothing but them for extended periods of time. Play the samba bass drum rhythm “allot”. That’s always been a good one for getting your right foot in shape.

PROBLEM #3: I can’t play in odd time signatures.
FIX: REPETITION.! Vinnie Colauita once said, “Just play in 7 for like an hour”. This is especially insightful as we can often get caught up in studying things too closely and miss the point. Sheer repetition will help lead to more comfort in odd times.

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PROBLEM #4: I can’t do a proper double stroke roll to save my life. 
FIX: REPETITION! Play that thing slowly, properly, and for “long” periods of time, while gradually increasing your speed. DO NOT CHEAT. Make yourself do intentional, defined doubles. Chart your progress by playing to 16th’s on a metronome. In no time at all, you’ll be GETTING IT.

Thanks for reading… please call me with any questions!

Mr. Brett

Brett Frederickson – DrummersRule! Drum Lessons
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