Cookies disclaimer

Our site saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree

A modern browser is required to use this site. Please use the latest version of one of the following browsers:

Pad and Kit

Learn the best way to practice for intense BPMs starting in the practice pad and moving on to a full sized drum kit.

Pad and Kit

Learn the best way to practice for intense BPMs starting in the practice pad and moving on to a full sized drum kit.

Description

John Longstreth shows us his preferred methods of practice, for practice pad and drum kits, focusing on hands and feet.

Objectives

  • Learn rudiments, flams and unisons for the practice pad.
  • Learn different types of grip.
  • Learn proper posture and breathing.
  • Learn different footwork for the bass drum.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Practicing on Your Pad
    This step is dedicated to rudiments, flams and diddles on the practice pad.
  • 2
    Different Types of Grip
    In this Step, John explains the different types of Grips that you can use and shows some exercises for them.
  • 3
    Posture and Breathing
    In this step, John does a rundown on posture and breathing for avoiding injuries and for better stamina.
  • 4
    Footwork
    This step is dedicated to different patterns for the bass drum.
  • 5
    Double Stroke Foot Technique
    In this step, John advances the knowledge of the previous one and focuses on the Double Stroke foot technique.