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Machine Gun Rudiment

Technique by Kirby Jacobsen // July 17 2014
Machine Gun Rudiment

For me, coming up with a new rudiment often means taking an existing rudiment and simply adding a few extra strokes here and there. In this case, I’ve played around with the five-stroke roll and the single paradiddle. 

Continuing with my rudimental presentations, from my mini rudiment catalog, here is another called Machine Gun. This one is fun and easy and you’ll be gunning through it in no time! 

Don’t forget to perform this and all rudiments at soft, medium and loud volumes. Start slow and play each exercise several times before proceeding to the next. You can perform Machine Gun with or without accents. 

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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