Drums & Percussion/snare drum rudiments
How important is knowing the 40 essemtial snare drum rudiments to playing the whole drum kit Sir ?
While you can play the drum kit WITHOUT knowing all 40 of the rudiments, the more of them
that you can play well, will increase the number of beats, fills and patterns.
There really is only 4 major rudiments----all the other rudiments are made by combinations of these 4.
They are: Single Stroke Roll---Double Stroke Roll---Paradiddle & Flam
There are 3 groupings of applying rudiments to the drum kit:
1--Hand to Hand
2--Hand to Foot
3--Foot to Foot
Think of it this way:
Imagine that you are a car and the rudiments are gas.
The more rudiments you can play well, the further you can go.
BUT REMEMBER THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF PLAYING DRUMS:
Hope this helps.