Introduction to the Rudiments

  • Level: Beginner
  • Required Materials: Practice pad or snare drum and stand, metronome and sticks.
  • Description: We will begin this lesson program with an introduction to hand technique. You will learn the American Rudiments, Swiss Rudiments, Innovations and Chops Builders as originally taught by Alan Dawson in preparation for learning The Rudimental Ritual. Throughout the program we will analyze and refine technique.
  • Skills: You will have greatly improved control and vocabulary. You will have a solid foundation for further rudimental study.
  • Target Duration: 9 x 30 minute lessons
  • Recommended Reading: The Drummer’s Complete Vocabulary as Taught by Alan Dawson by John Ramsey, The All-American Drummer by Charley Wilcoxon


Interactive, Goal Oriented