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Technique by Kirby Jacobsen // June 12 2013

Moving right along with my rudimental presentations, here is another personal hit entitled Train. Again, this is a rudiment that lends itself well for the drum set, when you substitute a foot (or two) for all the single strokes (i.e. the L in the first and third exercises and the R in the second and fourth exercises). Exercises 3 and 4 are cool because technically you’re simply playing three strokes on each hand with two of the three overlapping. 

Always start slow and play each exercise several times before proceeding to the next. Don’t forget to perform this and all rudimental exercises at soft, medium and loud volumes.

Have fun and remember to lock it in the pocket.











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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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