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Techniques

The Black Page drum magazine's vault of free drum lessons from some of the best educators around the globe. All of our lessons are archived here. Use the search function at the top right of our website to find a specific lesson or topic. 

Technique: Basic Brushes Part 2: Accents

Basic Brushes Part 2: Accents
Oct 15 2014 // [Kirby Jacobsen]

I hope that you’ve had a chance to check out my previous article, “Basic Brushes” and have familiarized...

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Technique: Triplididdles

Triplididdles
Sep 23 2014 // [Kirby Jacobsen]

Continuing again with my rudimental presentations, here is a personal favorite entitled “Tripli-diddles.”...

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Technique: Open Five Stroke Roll

Open Five Stroke Roll
Sep 03 2014 // [Kirby Jacobsen]

Continuing with my rudimental presentations, here is a variation on a popular rudimental theme, a...

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Technique: Pedal Control

Pedal Control
Jul 17 2014 // [Stephane Chamberland]

What is technique? We, drummers, have had so many debates about the right technique. Hand technique...

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Technique: Developing The Double Stroke Roll With Your Feet Part 3

Developing The Double Stroke Roll With Your Feet Part 3
Jul 17 2014 // [Libor Hadrava]

“Repetition is the mother of learning” therefore yet again,  I still don’t think we, as drummers, take...

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Technique: Machine Gun Rudiment

Machine Gun Rudiment
Jul 17 2014 // [Kirby Jacobsen]

For me, coming up with a new rudiment often means taking an existing rudiment and simply adding a few...

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Technique: Kirby's Rudiments: Didits

Kirby's Rudiments: Didits
May 20 2014 // [Kirby Jacobsen]

I have been practicing the 26 standard rudiments as long as I have been  playing. The newer hybrid...

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Technique: The Whip

The Whip
Mar 27 2014 // [Kirby Jacobsen]

Here is a way to “whip” up some 16th notes. Performing this exercise can be a bit of a challenge because...

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