Percussionists all need to develop their snare drum technique through the study of rudiments. Every term you will add two or more rudiments to your knowledge. You will be asked to perform both current and previous rudiments along with the linked demonstrations from the Vic Firth website.


Students will be asked to perform their rudiments along with the recordings from the Vic Firth Website, which provides demonstrations at 5 tempos, from Bronze to Diamond. Students will be assessed based upon accurately performing at any of the given tempos.

  • Exceeding Expectations / A – Gold, Platinum or Diamond
  • Meeting Expectations / B – Silver Tempo
  • Minimally Meeting Expectations / C – Bronze Tempo
  1. Single Stroke Roll
  2. Multiple Bounce Roll
  3. Double Stroke Open Roll
  4. Single Paradiddle
  5. Flam
  6. Drag
  7. Single Stroke Four
  8. Single Stroke Seven
  9. Double Paradiddle
  10. Triple Paradiddle
  11. Paradiddle-Diddle
  12. Five Stroke Roll
  13. Thirteen Stroke Roll
  14. Fifteen Stroke Roll
  15. Seventeen Stroke Roll
  16. Six Stroke Roll
  17. Ten Stroke Roll
  18. Eleven Stroke Roll
  19. Triple Stroke Roll
  20. Flam Paradiddle
  21. Pataflafla
  22. Double Drag Tap
  23. Flam Paradiddle-Diddle
  24. Single Ratamacue