Resources on Drumming & Percussion Whether you're a beginner or an advanced drummmer, you'll find something of value in this archive of free drum lessons courtesy of Tiger Bill Meligari. They are organized by topic.
Drums and Drum Sets The snare drum rudiments are a standard set of exercises used to build drum technique and stick control. Drum rudiments were not specifically invented for the drum set, but are important to playing the individual drums from which the set is made. Also, some rudiments can be practiced and applied on more than one drum.
Marching Techniques This website is designed to provide basic information on marching percussion. Included is information on basic and sizes of drums and cymbals, tuning, and maintenance, rehearsal techniques, mallets, sticks, heads, and arranging advice.
Snare Drum Rudiments Welcome to Vic Firth's Drum Rudiment page! Included in this section of the website are all 40 of The Percussive Arts Society's Essential Snare Drum Rudiments, along with videos of each rudiment being performed by Dr. John Wooton, audio play-along files, exercises that apply the rudiment to "real world" musical phrases and practice suggestions from the Vic Firth Education Team. To get started, grab your sticks and a practice pad and select a rudiment from one of the rudimental families below