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Roddy Coordination and Chops

Technique by Ryan Carver // June 02 2009
Roddy Coordination and Chops

This is something I saw Derek Roddy playing in clinic. He was alternating hand and foot at different rates around the kit. I wrote down the different rates with the hi-hat keeping time with the foot. Practice each slowly to get the spacing right. When you are comfortable you can try to voice the phrasings around the kit. Keep all notes clean and clear. To get really advanced, try to play some ride variations and play each line with the remaining hand. Also, practice these using your left foot!





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Ryan Carver

Ryan Carver is a world-renowned educator with a private practice based out of Ocean County New Jersey, USA. Ryan is the owner of Carver Drums, providing drum repair and custom drums. Ryan can be seen performing with the Shores top bands 4-5 nights a week! Ryan proudly endorses Beatnick Rhythm Analyzer from Onboard research and Carver Drums custom snare drums. Ryan is a member of Vic Firth Education Team, The Hudson T.I.P. program and The Percussive Arts Society. Visit Ryan online at www.carverdrums.com.

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