'R L R F' Exercise

A sticking shape often used in fill construction that is demanding on your hand/foot independance.

This exercise is a group of four notes where the last hand is replaced with a bass drum and is a great exercise in developing your right foot accuracy. In later lessons you will be applying this as a fill concept and it is a very handy trick for moving to a part that starts on two hands. It can makes the addition of flams in fills much more comfortable.

There isn't a lot to the exercise and on this page you will just be learning it as eighth notes and sixteenth notes. Spend a lot of time making sure the kick is falling exactly in place then work on pushing the tempo. Our Hand/Foot Independance Exercise will be incredibly useful for sorting out the foot placement here.

In level three you will expaninding on this exercise by using an alternate sticking, you can find this here, by learning this exercise first you wil be making the later exercise far easier.

In both exercises both standard and reverse sticking have been noted, practicing both will be very beneficial. The two versions of the exercise are essentially the same, they just fit to the metronome in different ways due to the notation.


Eighth Note Exercise

The 8th note version of the exercise.


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get the exercise up to a tempo of at least 160bpm.

Sixteenth Note Exercise

The 16th note version of the exercise.


TASK

  1. Using the 2 minute rule, get the exercise up to a tempo of at least 110bpm.