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Practising one hand at a time - Lesson 2


Download Alternate hands 2 pdf  Arrow   In the drum sheet of this lesson dedicated to snare drum studies, you'll find some easy exercises to practice separately with left and right hand on the snare drum.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Alternate hands 2

The second drum lesson dealing with alternate hands shows some exercises about fourths, eights, sixteenths and triplets of eights. It's very important to try to keep the same approach with both hands, as much as possible.
You should play every pattern slowly at first, increasing the speed only when you find precision and equality of the strokes, and the maximum looseness.

After you have learnt them singularly, you should play all the nine exercises in the drum sheet consecutively.

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This second drum lesson dedicated to Alternate hands exercises is a part of the published basic drum lessons.
The basic drum lessons, the first part of this method for drums, deal with the right posture, which is the basic condition to develop speed, endurance and precision with your playing. The style and the role of drumming have evolved with time, but the basic drums technique hasn't changed much, and all the great drummers still build their own style from the same basis of musical theory.

Topics in the basic drum lessons and in the online drum lessons published drum sheet music are: Rudiments & Fundamentals, Coordinated independence, Basic drum beats, Snare drum studies, Drums grooves, and Songs drum parts, with transcriptions of songs and grooves by John Bonham, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Ian Paice, Jeff Porcaro.