Online Drum Lessons

Sticking Combinations

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Chris McCaig | Technique

Continuing on from the lesson on the Sticking Master System, next we are going to start combining two different sticking patterns together.

Let's start with Set 1, which uses sticking pattern 1 (R L L L) at the beginning of each bar combined with each of the 16 patterns from the master system in the second half of the bar.

We can continue this process for Set 2 which would be sticking pattern 2 (L R L L) with all 16 patterns and so on.

As an example, combination 2 and 5 would be: L R L L  R R L L

Here is the play-along video for Sticking Combinations Set 1 (rights are coloured red to make it easier to follow the sticking).

Students can access the videos for Sets 2 through 16 by logging into the Student Portal and going to Online Resources.