Paradiddle Variations:

  • Styles:
  • Hands
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Rudimental
  • Technique
  • Skill Level:
  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Number of Lessons:
  • 7
  • Price:
  • $4.99

The Pathways of Motion series from drumming legend Steve Smith provides a complete overview and approach to matched grip drumset technique. These concepts are based around Steve’s current use and analysis of matched grip, presenting a wealth of information about hand technique that also covers rudiments, musical phrasing, and much more. Steve identifies and demonstrates four distinct grips; each grip is thoroughly explored in its basic motions on the snare drum, and then translated to drumset applications and phrases. Later packs in the series apply these techniques with challenging and fun rudimental phrases that also build phrasing ideas, vocabulary, and chops.

This fourth pack introduces several more rudimental concepts to enhance development of the hands and grips. Key concepts are applying a swing feel to the rudiments and splitting the rudiments between hands and feet (snare and bass drum).

Here are the lessons that appear in this pack: