Difficulty LevelI was playing around on the drums this morning and came up with a rather nifty idea involving the classic Five Note sticking pattern. The idea is to be able to play the following sticking so that it flows and feels comfortable.

 

The Classic Five Note Sticking Permutation

Drums The Word Five Note Sticking Exercise Example

Once this starts to feel comfortable you can then move onto the next exercise. This is where it starts to get interesting as the five note sticking on it’s own isn’t particularly useful.

 

Five Note Sticking With Bass Drum

Drums The Word Five Note Sticking Exercise Example

With the addition of a bass drum note at the end of the five note sticking idea, the lick turns into a six note pattern which can be played through triplets and other subdivisions.

This pattern is also great if you want to start involving the bass drum more in your drum fills and hand patterns.

 

Moving The Pattern Around The Drums

You could then start to move the right hand around the drum kit for added variety.

Drums The Word Five Note Sticking Exercise Example

Or use the crash cymbal…

Drums The Word Five Note Sticking Exercise Example

 

Doubling Up The Bass Drum

Drums The Word Five Note Sticking Exercise Example

One final idea you can look at is to double up the bass drum note at the end of the pattern. This really tests your bass drum technique at speed but a double bass drum pedal could always be used to accomplish this.

Have fun and I wish you all a drum-tastic 2009!

 

 

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