Playing grace notes on drums: the Drags
Introduction to the video drum lesson: Drags drum rudiments
This lesson about drum rudiments introduces the Drags: Single and Double, Ruff, Drag paradiddles, Ratatap, Ratamacue.
The Drag, just like the Flam, doesn't have a precise musical lenght value, and it's made by
a hand double weak stroke very closely followed by a stronger stroke by the other hand.
In drum sheet music the Drags are represented by two small notes with a legato tie put just befor the principal note. As in Flams, for a correct execution, the stick that plays the principal stroke starts from a superior height than the stick that plays the double, weak strokes.
The Drag, when coupled with triplets, is named Ratamacue; for a better understanding of the Ratamacue, you should study it after the previous lesson about triplets.
Drum sheet music Drags File ZIP