Level One - Step Four

Legato/Free Stroke Doubles 

Now that you have completed Level One - Step Three and have mastered the single Legato/Free Stoke... it is time to double it. This is a very important part of your development. Building a strong foundation and understand of double strokes will for a great foundation to build roll, drag and paradiddle rudiments to your vocabulary. 

Spend time mastering this technique and work through the videos in order.

  • Step 8 Free Stroke Doubles

  • Irish Spring

  • Inverted Diddles

Irish Spring 100bpm to 120bpm

Irish Spring 130bpm to 150bpm

Inverted Diddles 80bpm to 100bpm

Inverted Diddles 110bpm to 130bpm

Let's put your knowledge to work!

The exercise was taught to be by an Ontario drumline legend and one of the most humble and loving people I have every met... Jim McCaulley. This exercise was taught to him by the DCI Legend Tom Float back in the 70's in Toronto. This is a great example of exercises being handed down generation to generation.

Jimmy's 8's to 16th Transition

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Make sure you are making sure you are following everything required in the Information and Check List

Jimmy's 8's to 16th Transition Information and

Check List

80 bpm - 8's to 16th Transition
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120 bpm - 8's to 16th Transition
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90 bpm - 8's to 16th Transition
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140 bpm - 8's to 16th Transition
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100 bpm - 8's to 16th Transition
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160 bpm - 8's to 16th Transition
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Legato/Free Stroke Triples 

If you thought playing double strokes was fun... you just wait because here come triple strokes. Learn triple strokes will not only help play rudiments like triple stroke rolls and hybrid rudiments like Shirley Murphy's... but much more!!!

Spend time mastering this technique and work through the videos in order.

  • Step 9 Free Stroke Triples

  • Triple Beat

  • Triple Stroke Roll

Triple Beat 80bpm to 90bpm

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Triple Beat 100bpm to 110bpm

Triple Stroke Roll Lesson

Triple Stroke Roll 60bpm to 80bpm

Let's put your knowledge to work!

The exercise is the same structure at Jimmy's 8's to 16th Transition, only difference is instead of adding double strokes you are adding triple strokes. Remember slow and steady wins the race!

Jimmy's 8's to 3 Stroke Transition

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Make sure you are making sure you are following everything required in the Information and Check List

Jimmy's 8's to 3 Strokes Transition Information and

Check List

80 bpm - 8's to 16th Transition
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90 bpm - 8's to 16th Transition
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100 bpm - 8's to 16th Transition
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Evaluation  for Level One - Step Four

Level One - Step Four

Evaluation Sheet

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