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Kirby's Rudiments: Didits

Technique by Kirby Jacobsen // May 20 2014
Kirby's Rudiments: Didits

I have been practicing the 26 standard rudiments as long as I have been  playing. The newer hybrid rudiments are fun to play as well. Many of them can be quite challenging! I have been coming up with my own rudiments for years now and just a few years ago I started to actually write them down. 

I will start my rudimental presentations from my mini rudiment catalog by presenting the one below -- “Didits.” This is a fun and relatively easy rudiment to play. At faster speeds, make sure the ‘didit’ continues to sound twice as fast as the rest of the pattern. It is very beneficial to perform this and all rudiments at soft, medium and loud volumes. Start slow and play each pattern several times before  proceeding to the next. 

Have fun and remember to lock it in the pocket. 




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About the Author
Kirby  Jacobsen

Kirby jacobsen (drummer, composer, author). Kirby studied Studio Recording and Jazz at the University of Miami and Jazz Performance at William Paterson University. He composes and arranges music for concert band, string and jazz trios and percussion ensemble. His snare solo book, Not Just Another Snare Solo Book, 20 Uncommon Snare Drum Solos, will soon be available on-line through HaMaR Percussion Publications, Inc. Kirby leads the Blue Brush Trio which performs in the NY/NJ metro area. 

Send questions or comments to Kirby at symphonic902@yahoo.com.

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