The 5 Most Underrated Drum Rudiments (And Why You Should Learn Them)

  • Publicado el 27 sep 2022

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  • Drumeo
    Drumeo  Hace 2 meses +11

    Dive deeper with our latest Beat article (notation included):

  • sheyna
    sheyna Hace 2 meses +91

    Cool grandma! I'm a fan! Im always looking up to you, a drummer girl also like me. Thanks for your life. You're a LEGEND

  • Gil Perry
    Gil Perry Hace 2 meses +39

    This is a much better video showcasing Dorothea’s skills than the previous ones. Really hammers how useful rudiments are

  • Jamie Macdonald
    Jamie Macdonald Hace 2 meses +29

    Honestly don't know if Dorothea is a better drummer or a better instructor. I'm a musician, but not a drummer and the way she explains techniques and how to apply them is top notch!

  • Todd Shook
    Todd Shook Hace un mes +3

    It’s amazing how you can a basic rudiment and turn it up. Just started learning (at 59) and learning so much. All these tips are making it more fun.

  • Eidolonian
    Eidolonian Hace 2 meses +22

    Dorothea is as good a teacher as she is a drummer - awesome on both accounts. Really enjoyed watching this, thank you :)

  • Dark Link
    Dark Link Hace 2 meses +4

    I love her so much. She has such solid chops and plays so well on top of having an amazing personality. Absolutely awesome.

  • thomas moje
    thomas moje Hace 2 meses +32

    Dorothea you rock! One of the basic rudiments I find a lot of people don't play correctly is a flam..more often than not it's played more like simultaneous notes played with both sticks rather than the grace note and primary note combination. I was taught long ago to hold the grace note stick about an inch or inch and a half above the head, the primary note stick almost straight up, and simply let them drop at the same time. The law of physics (the grace note stick will strike the head just before the primary note) guarantees a proper flam. I play snare drum in two pipe bands and proper flam execution is one of the first rudiments I teach my students. Excellent video I'll bookmark it.

  • zach leetch
    zach leetch Hace 2 meses +5

    As a former marching band player, I love applying rudiments to the kit. In both grove and fills contexts.

  • Liam Glasel
    Liam Glasel Hace 2 meses +5

    Can we get a video of Dorothy absolutely smashing out a crazy rudiments inspired drum solo?
    Lady's a legend in my eyes.

  • Roodee
    Roodee Hace un mes

    Absolutely love this, thank you, Dorothea!

  • thejackal007
    thejackal007 Hace 2 meses +5

    I feel pretty sure I've heard at least the last three or four of them used as main beats in songs already. If I think of which ones, I will come back and add them here. Always neat seeing rudiments and how easily they can be applied, even to dif. time signatures with quite different sounds!

  • Menzer Roku
    Menzer Roku Hace 2 meses +9

    Hey drumeo!! Thank you for this drum lesson😀 Dorothea is a very patient and good drummer.

  • John Knight
    John Knight Hace 2 meses

    I'm looking forward to trying these rudiments on double-kick. [edit]: (Particularly the double-drag tap, which would sound super heavy!)
    That beat after the single ratamacue was really funky. I'd like to see some funk-orientated stuff from Dorothea.

  • Mikey2111
    Mikey2111 Hace 2 meses +3

    Rudiments seem tedious at first but once you master them you can make real cool fills with them. But it takes time to get them really up to speed.

  • Jo Baecker
    Jo Baecker Hace 2 meses +1

    Exceptional video with great explanations. Thank you!

  • Dale's Drum Channel Zero

    I've always been a big fan of the Ratamacue. Single, double, triple, it doesn't matter. A very underrated rudiment. Thank you Dorothea .

  • Myke Mynah
    Myke Mynah Hace 2 meses

    Thanks for reminding me of these cool rudiments! They can spice up one's drumming with tasty fills and grooves. Can't wait to practice once I get my drums out of the pawn shop.

  • Jan Gottschau
    Jan Gottschau Hace 2 meses +7

    Awesome as always, thank you Dorothea and Drumeo 😌

  • Dreadmoc
    Dreadmoc Hace 21 un día

    The Swiss Arm Triplets were the first thing I learned in junior high. I played the snare in band. Learned a lot of cool "bounce rolls".

  • Nick Carter
    Nick Carter Hace 2 meses +7

    It's 2022 and the world FINALLY understands how to play Ratamacues - thanks to Dorothea!

  • Ben Carter
    Ben Carter Hace 2 meses

    Onya Dorothea! Thanks! Always good to have a tip or two to try at home on the kit.

  • crashtestdrummie-NL
    crashtestdrummie-NL Hace 2 meses

    Grateful for the fact you are demonstrating these rudiments in such a uncluttered way.
    I hardly practice (lack of discipline and focus, alsof because of ADD) ...this is accesible to me. Greetings from the Netherlands

  • Jthomas Annillo
    Jthomas Annillo Hace 2 meses

    I love Dorothea. Thank you so much. I will be working on these.

  • Frank Longoria
    Frank Longoria Hace 2 meses

    Dorothea is amazing! That kit sounds great, what snare is she using here?? 🤔

  • Aldo Matulich
    Aldo Matulich Hace 2 meses

    Love Dorethea and her being a proponent of the Rudiments. Great teacher !!. Best Grandma ever!!. She is 1 year older than I. In 2019, I was able to resurrect my playing drums after 50 Years (1969). Watching her and the many other terrific drummers on this and other Channels, has educated me immensely. I don't play GIGs, only recreationally, playing about 1 hour a day to My Music at Home: CCR, Mellencamp, Stones, Beatles, Clapton, Winwood, Cars, Talking Heads, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and many more, including Linda Ronstadt & Bonnie Rait . Who knows, maybe someday soon, a bunch of geriatric musicians audition for a "drummer" in like age.
    Dee, should give a Tuning lesson. Love the sound she has achieved form her kit! I only strive and struggle through my ignorance to get my PdP Concept Maple Kit to sound neraly as good. God Bless Dee.... you are an astute instructor.

  • N5Gabe
    N5Gabe Hace 2 meses +1

    Many thanks Dorothea, you are a great inspiration!!!!
    Drag Paradiddle #1 was the best for my ears! It's surprisingly wants to have some odd time musical arrangement above it when applied to the kit. Some smooth progressive melodic rocky thing :D

  • GrassRoots1980
    GrassRoots1980 Hace 2 meses +1

    Love this. Amazing lady. My favorite has always been the swiss army triplet.

  • José Capitule
    José Capitule Hace 2 meses

    Boas aulas, good classes.

  • Félix Weber
    Félix Weber Hace 2 meses

    Hi Drumeo and Hi Dorothea, thank you for sharing what I believe are very good exercices and new ways to improve my drumming. Cheers from Switzerland, the land of the Swiss Army Triplet...

  • Jamie Harr
    Jamie Harr Hace 13 días

    Rudimental drummers are cool. Sometimes the grooves they play seem a little tight for my taste but I do enjoy how they unlock tougher Polly Rhythms through simple sticking patterns. This is what I find most useful about learning all the rudiments at various tempos

  • Mike Anscombe
    Mike Anscombe Hace 2 meses

    Fabulous! Respect to a wonderful drummer with great hands and a very deep pocket…😎

  • Rebecca Lucas
    Rebecca Lucas Hace 2 meses +5

    What a talented lady, I want to learn!!

  • Pravind Prasad
    Pravind Prasad Hace 2 meses +1

    Amazing drums Doreen 🥁

  • Sid Whelan
    Sid Whelan Hace 2 meses

    Amazing feel! Such musicality!

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  • Chris Craft
    Chris Craft Hace 2 meses

    omg i love her... i never really got into drumming but when i had a set i would always try to be consistent with my drumming..

  • Anahi Pozzatti
    Anahi Pozzatti Hace 2 meses

    I needed that!! Thank you so much!

  • Darrel Roach
    Darrel Roach Hace 2 meses

    I love your lessons😇

  • David Baines
    David Baines Hace 2 meses

    For me learning to play is what I need to put in, and what I need to leave out.. You can't learn everything, there just aren't enough hours and you cannot remember them all at once. Plus, they are pretty boring sometimes.
    These seem to have qualities relevant to most rudiments and I am thankful that I can narrow them down to 5 now.
    I started playing parradiddles as triplets and just doubling the last and first note on each hand, so rlrlrlrlrlrllrlrlrlrlrlrrlrlrlr etc. It just seems more natural and I find the triplet feel is easier to play and I am picking up doubles, and I want to play this whereas rlrrlrll gets old fast.

  • Cookie Muffin
    Cookie Muffin Hace 2 meses

    AWESOME Please more Dorothea ♥️💖♥️

  • Ms Ann Thrope
    Ms Ann Thrope Hace 2 meses +5

    Gosh. She makes it look so easy. So much discipline. I would just sit there and go nuts like Animal from The Muppet Show. 😁

    • cekmore Gato
      cekmore Gato Hace 2 meses

      Id like to see he let loose! ANIMAL!

  • Willi Leo
    Willi Leo Hace 2 meses +3

    She’s amazing!

  • Giorgio Martinico
    Giorgio Martinico Hace 2 meses +1

    Great stuff!!! ❤

  • Old Uncle Mick
    Old Uncle Mick Hace 2 meses +6

    So good that ESclips brings out the ladies who are great musicians with no need to label them as "female musicians".

  • richard dulay
    richard dulay Hace 2 meses

    i'm a guitar player but seeing gramma dorothea play the drums that shames most metal drummers makes me wanna play the drums too. 😋

  • Andres Czajkowski
    Andres Czajkowski Hace 2 meses

    I loved her on jimmy fallon, she’s a great drummer!

  • Jim Farey
    Jim Farey Hace 15 días

    Rarely here an American (someone will tell me she's Canadian now) call a drag a drag, usually they say Ruff. Interesting! Is this a generational, regional, or genre specific thing? In England I've never heard anyone call a drag a ruff, half drag, 3 stroke roll etc. When we say ruff we mean 4 stroke roll, 3 as an ornament and one principal note. 🤔
    Love a bit of Dorothea

  • Gee Vee
    Gee Vee Hace 2 meses

    Love #4 the Dragon-diddle.

  • Sebastián Alemparte
    Sebastián Alemparte Hace 2 meses

    Hi! Which headrums are she using in the heads and the bottoms? They sound pretty cool!

  • Pantouflard
    Pantouflard Hace 2 meses

    This is amazing, you're amazing.

  • el orejano
    el orejano Hace 2 meses +1

    Esto es cuando tu abuela viene a decirte como se debe tocar la batería.. excelente!

  • DAViD
    DAViD Hace 2 meses +2

    Sweet!! Does she go on tours or she is doing it for fun?

  • Buddythunder1
    Buddythunder1 Hace 2 meses

    YAAAAAAY! More Dorothea!!!

  • David Balan
    David Balan Hace 2 meses +1

    Great lessons for today's

  • Robert Dowler
    Robert Dowler Hace 2 meses

    Thank you for the informative Teaching.

  • Katsu Kamijo
    Katsu Kamijo Hace 2 meses

    Always a delight to see the #Godmother

  • Beck man
    Beck man Hace 2 meses

    I love it. Great!

  • Márcio Israel
    Márcio Israel Hace 2 meses

    Show muito top ✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️

  • Gerald Drums Schlagzeugunterricht

    Very cool lesson 😀👍👍👍

  • Osi Brathwaite
    Osi Brathwaite Hace 2 meses +1

    Amazing!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Steve Wilcock
    Steve Wilcock Hace 2 meses +2

    Cheers Dorothea,Cheers Drumeo.
    Many thanks.

    • Drumeo
      Drumeo  Hace 2 meses

      Cheers, Steve!

  • daniel veverka
    daniel veverka Hace 2 meses

    Why can’t all these, “master” drummers explain things like her?! I learned more usable stuff in this short video than an hour with any of the greats. Who, for some reason, always show a 4/4, AC/DC beat for like, 8 measures!?? Yeah, we get it! Anyways……

    • Pendhd
      Pendhd Hace 2 meses

      Teaching and doing are two different things.

  • The Egg-ViatoR
    The Egg-ViatoR Hace 2 meses

    Dorothea is absofuckinglutely AWESOME! 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻

  • Steve Douglas
    Steve Douglas Hace 2 meses

    Actually, loved the very first part of the video before you started on the first rudiment..

  • Mghc7 - Drum covers
    Mghc7 - Drum covers Hace 2 meses

    You are an inspiration

  • alex dornelli
    alex dornelli Hace un mes +1

    awesome lesson, and free

  • Okalright
    Okalright Hace 2 meses

    Thank you, your awesome

  • Hillary Courchaine
    Hillary Courchaine Hace un mes +1

    Absolutely the coolest grandma drummer ever.

  • FreBirdStil#1 GodsSon
    FreBirdStil#1 GodsSon Hace 2 meses

    😮waaaaaa!!! 🤘😁 Thanks a bunch for your time love!!! AWESOME 💪✝️❤️🌞✌️God bless!!!👍😉

  • NinerFourWhiskey
    NinerFourWhiskey Hace 10 días

    So amazing!

  • Johnny Conscious
    Johnny Conscious Hace 2 meses

    Oh, I love this girl's drummin' ♥

  • The Almighty Anthony Analog

    Ima just sample this. I could start practicing now and wouldn't have her timing by the time I was her age 😅

  • Irish Stoner
    Irish Stoner Hace 2 meses +1

    I was like why did they speed it up naaah she sped up lol, Ratamacue was pretty easy with a little practice shows me I've been trying to avoid drag and bounce so much forgot both are required tools

  • Totigerus
    Totigerus Hace 2 meses +1

    Are there any Jazz greats who use these rudiments? They all sound cool, but unfamiliar to me.
    I remember Buddy saying he hated ratamacues haha

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  • Stream of Consciousness
    Stream of Consciousness Hace un mes +1

    She really should finish all these of with a "and don't forget to eat your vegetables".
    Most important thing for cross discipline & life lessons, "start slow and work up your speed, make sure you play it Clean".

  • Kaye Gillanders
    Kaye Gillanders Hace 25 días

    And to practice I go. Thank you. Xxx

    ACOG6XSCOP3Z Hace un mes

    Luckily im not a drummer…im a percussionist :)

  • Jessy L_Bln
    Jessy L_Bln Hace 2 meses

    Thx more please 😉👍💯

  • Александр Пьянков

    Thank you!

  • TheCoquifrog
    TheCoquifrog Hace 2 meses

    Excellent video

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  • Handy Boen
    Handy Boen Hace 2 meses +2

    Great grandma 😁👍👍 nice to see your drumming 😁👍👍

  • David Nuanez
    David Nuanez Hace 2 meses

    That drag paradiddle is heat

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  • David Gonzalez
    David Gonzalez Hace 2 meses

    De lujooooo !!!

  • David Marley
    David Marley Hace 2 meses

    I just love it

  • Sebastian Perez
    Sebastian Perez Hace 25 días

    I wanna see her playing a slipknot song !!!

  • JMS
    JMS Hace 2 meses +1

    excellent video !

  • default setting
    default setting Hace 2 meses

    What is the rudiment used in the introduction section please?

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  • Rockin' Vida
    Rockin' Vida Hace 2 meses +1

    She’s a great schooled drummer and terrific educator….Wow! Wish I had her skills…

  • JulianFernandez
    JulianFernandez Hace 2 meses

    Dorothea is the ultimate drumming queen.

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  • Daniel Tryba
    Daniel Tryba Hace 2 meses +2

    That kit again... ❤️

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    Brandy Paslo Hace 2 meses

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    blue nose Hace 2 meses

    Like pa-ra did-dle and mamma pappa for a 2/4... 💙 Love your vids

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