Exercises

The files below are in .pdf format - if you have problems, please download the most current Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The links to the 2021 instrument informational packets are below!

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8s - f, p, 2, 3, 4, 5, and bass splits 152
f, p, 2, 3, 4, 5 for snare/tenor 152


bass splits only 152

Accent Tap - 100 / 114 / 128 / 142 / 160

Accent Tap 2 - 100 / 114 / 128 / 142 / 160

Accent Tap 3 - 100 / 114 / 128 / 142 / 160

Double Triple - 110 / 120 / 130

Stick Control - 100 / 112 / 124 / 136

Triplet Grid- (144)straight, flams
diddles / tapdrags / cheese

Triplet Grid- (172) straight, flams
diddles / tapdrags

Sixteenth Timing - 108 / 120 / 132 / 144

Paradiddles - 120 / 140 / 160

Chuggeda -
Flams - 96 / 108 / 120 / 132
Flamtaps - 96 / 108 / 120 / 132
Pataflaflas - 96 / 108 / 120 / 132
Threes - 96 / 108 / 120 / 132
Rolls - 96 / 108 / 120 / 132
Flam Drags - 96 / 108 / 120
Chudechas - 96 / 108 /116

Diddle Ex - 120 / 136 / 156 / 164 / 170

*Diddle - track 120 - 160

Gsshhh! - 124 / 141

Tarantula - 130 / 140 / 150 / 160 / 170

Cheese Rugga - 130 / 146

Martian Mambo

Ditty - full line / bass only / bass only slow

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Information Packets

The 2021 MSU Drumline Section Leaders have created informational packets for each instrument. The links below provide information on approach and technique for the MSU Drumline.

SMB_Drumline Snare Sideline.jpg
SMB_Drumline Bass sideline.jpg
SMB_Drumline Cymbal Sideline.jpg