In this free drag tap lesson you will be placing accents on left hands. The same idea has been applied in several other rudiments but drag tap based patterns are a little different due to the grace notes. These extra double strokes increase how much your hands are working drastically, creating a great hand stamina challenge. When working through the patterns in this lesson, take your time and make sure note placements and techqniue are all accurate. Remember, because of the drag dap sticking there are three levels of dynamics here, the grace notes which are the quietest, the standard strokes and the accents which are the loudest. Each of these should be distinct. At the bottom of the page you will find more rudiment based lessons, most of which are available 100% free of charge,
When accenting left hands (for right handed players at least) you will making the 'e' and 'a' counts louder when playing sixteenth note rudiments or '+' when playing eighth note versions. This means the part has more of an offbeat feel which creates great sounding movements but can be a bit tricker to get your head around. If you are struggling, have a look through some of the free online rudiment lessons at the bottom of the page.
A List Of Free Drag Tap Lessons Using The Left Hand
- Place accents in various other places.
- Add feet into the exercises above.
- Orchestrate the exercises above.
- Use alternate stickings.
- Add accents to other rudiments.
- Use our collection of free rudiment lessons to discover further ways to vary this idea.