Can I Get Double Cheese with That?Technique by Will Taylor // August 14 2012
Hello, drum world! I hope all is well. This week’s lesson is based around one of my favourite hybrid rudiments, the cheese. I just think it’s one of the coolest sounding rudiments around.
I suggest starting this slowly as the sticking pattern is a bit nuts. If you’re struggling with the doubles on the cheeses take them out, work on the flam pattern and put them back in after.
Practice in front of the mirror; keep it loose, as this is a real technique buster. You’ll be using Moeller, finger, free and double strokes. So start it slow and make sure your technique is working for you and you’re letting the sticks do the work and not tensing up.
It’s all explained in the video, so enjoy! Any questions get in touch. Cheers!
About the Author
Will began playing in the Falcons marching band and took a heavy interest in rudimental drumming. This led to seven years of marching snare drum with the Falcons (finally writing for and leading the drumline) and time at the Cadence drum and bugle corps.
He began playing drum kit during this time and took to studying hard with some great teachers (Richard Spooner, Tom Meadows, Neil Martin) and playing for many different artists as well as playing on releases by Gary Go and Incoherence to name a few. Will maintains a busy teaching schedule whilst playing, touring and recording with different artists and bands.
Email Will with any questions at email@example.com, follow him on Twitter at twitter@willtaylordrums or visit him online at http://www.willtaylor.co.uk/
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