Drum Rudiment System
The rudiments are the letters that make up the drumming alphabet. Lionel demystifies all 40 patterns on the practice pad, and then explains exactly how to use them in beginner to advanced beats and fills on the drums.
Do you ever feel limited by your technical ability when playing the drums? Have you ever been frusterated when trying to learn a new beat or fill - wondering why it feels so un-natural to play a new pattern? If your answer is yes, the step-by-step video lessons included in the Drum Rudiment System were created specifically for you.
The drum rudiments make up literally every pattern that can be played on the drum set. Here is a quick analogy to explain this... think of the letters and words that make up the sentences you are reading right now. The 40 drum rudiments are just like the 26 letters that make up the english alphabet. Every word in every sentence you could ever write requires these words - just as every beat or fill you can play requires the rudimental patterns.
Now, when we actually write words - we don't focus heavily on every single individual letter. However, we absolutely must understand how the letters work in order to properly express ourselves. When learning a new language that uses a different alphabet - we can sometimes get away without understanding all the letters when memorizing a few simple words. However, if we really want to get serious about understanding the language - we absolutely must learn and master the use of the alphabet before serious progress can be made. Likewise, we can learn some beats and fills before understanding the rudiments, but we must understand the rudiments if we ever want to truly unlock our full potential on the drums!
Below is a detailed list of all the topics covered in this video training system. Every rudiment is first broken down on the practice pad, and then is applied within real-world beats and fills on the drum set. This way, you can master the basic pattern and then make practical use of it within your everyday drumming.
Here is a list of all 40 drum rudiments: single stroke roll, single stroke four, single stroke seven, multiple bounce roll (buzz roll), double stroke roll, triple stroke roll, five stroke roll, six stroke roll, seven stroke roll, nine stroke roll, ten stroke roll, eleven stroke roll, thirteen stroke roll, fifteen stroke roll, seventeen stroke roll, basic flam, flam tap, flam accent, flamacue, flam paradiddle, single flammed mill, flam paradiddle-diddle, swiss army triplet, inverted flam tap, flam drag, pataflafla, single paradiddle, double paradiddle, triple paradiddle, single paradiddle-diddle, drag ruff, single drag tap, double drag tap, lesson 25, single dragadiddle, dragadiddle #1, dragadiddle #2, single ratamacue, double ratamacue, and the triple ratamacue.
This section is designed to introduce you to the Drum Rudiment System, improve your hand technique, and introduce you to all forty drum rudiments. Lionel starts out by giving you special practice tips and tricks that will enable you to move through the contents of the training DVDs with greater ease. Then, he gives detailed information about stick grips to be sure you are playing with the best technique. Finally, he goes through the basics of all 40 rudiments.
Each individual drum rudiment is first demonstrated on the practice pad. This is where Lionel explains each pattern in great detail, so you can understand exactly how to play the rudiments like they were meant to be played. Next, you get the opportunity to see the pattern played from three separate camera angles in slow motion. This helps you memorize the sound of the pattern, so it comes more naturally for you in practice. Finally, Lionel takes each rudiment to the drum set to demonstrate it on the snare drum, within two beginner drum beats, and within two beginner drum fills. All of these examples are demonstrated with four camera angles, sheet music on-screen, and at regular and slow-motion speeds.
As a special bonus, Lionel has also included some excellent drum warm-ups, practice tips, and footage of some of his creative snare-drum solos at the end of the beginner module. In total, this section includes 5 hours of video content and 45+ pages of detailed training material in the spiral-bound workbook.
The intermediate section is designed to take everything a step further. It is jam packed with more tips and tricks, and all-new new applications!
You'll learn about "the motions" and how they are to be incorporated into the rudiments to improve your overall speed and control. You'll also get some more information about stick grips, and some unique exercises to improve your accents and flam strokes. This invaluable information is what sets Lionel apart from other drummers, and he freely passes on all of his secrets in these revealing lessons.
When you are ready to learn more beats and fills, you can jump to the intermediate applications. Lionel revisits all 40 drum rudiments, giving you two new intermediate drum beats, and two new intermediate drum fills based on each rudiment. These patterns include the same special playback features as the applications in the beginner section. This means, all examples are shown from four separate camera angles, with sheet music on-screen, and playback at regular and slow-motion speeds. As the patterns become more complex, this unique training system becomes more and more valuable.
The DVDs include some bonus content including a special look at the "towel technique", and another creative snare-drum solo from Lionel Duperron. In total, the intermediate section includes over 4 and a half hours of video content and 65+ pages of training material in the spiral-bound workbook.
The advanced section really takes the drum rudiments to a whole new level. This material is designed for motivated drummers that really want to push the envelope, and take their drumming to the extreme limits of what can be played.
Lionel starts by reviewing stick grip and finger techniques with some fresh insights into how you can continue to improve upon these important fundamentals. As with the tips in the intermediate section, this material is extremely valuable. Lionel has done a superb job of compiling valuable insights to deliver such a comprehensive training package.
As with the previous sections, the advanced pack also includes all-new applications based around the rudiments. You will find two advanced drum beats, and two advanced drum fills for each and every drum rudiment. Some of these are extremely challenging, and are sure to push your drumming to the limits. As expected, these video lessons also make use of the unique multi-angle training system that makes learning easy.
The training videos also feature additional bonus material including some special exercises, drum set solos, drum set & cymbal advice, an overview of drumsticks and practice pads, and a special in-studio interview with Lionel. All together, the advanced section includes over 4 hours of video content and 65+ pages of training material in the workbook.
The new Drum Rudiment System Expansion Pack is also included. It covers many related topics that compliment the material included in the Drum Rudiment System.
Modified Hybrid Rudiments - Over 120 modified hybrid rudiments that will expand your library of beats and fills even further! This rudiment pack will show you a variety of rudiments that build on top of the original 40. Lionel also talks about mixing the hybrid rudiments with the standard 40 to come up with thousands of unique patterns.
21 Steps To Becoming A Working Drummer - Stop playing drums as just a hobby, and start drumming for a living! With this downloadable workbook, you will get 21 tips on how to become a working drummer.
Encyclopedia Of Drum Terms - A detailed encyclopedia of terms strictly related to drumming, percussion, and rhythm. It's a valuable resource for any drummer.