Drum rudiments for bass fingerings?
Another technique thread, ChunkyMunky? Jeeeeeeesh.
I was watching a John Patituci video and he very briefly mentions using drum rudimental sticking patterns as an exercise. Could anyone shed some light on it at all? I've heard about this concept once before but I was never quite sure what to make of it.
I'm assuming a paradiddle but with L and R being replaced with "i" and "m" looking something like this;
Thanks, all! :)
to me it kind of make sense for slap but finger style strick alternation is the key again to me.
but a drum book is a good way to practice rythm
Looks to me that he's are referring to the "p i m a" system from classical guitar studies.
It simply names the fingers thumb=p, index=i, middle=m and ring=a.
If you look at the paradiddle again you can read: index, middle, index, index, middle, index and so on...
It sounds cool and you can practice it everywhere.
Its great for picking
The pick down and pick up translates to left and right sticking
I spent months using stick control to improve my picking and it has transformed my playing
I've heard this mentioned for slap- Stu Hamm talked about translating drum patterns into slap patterns, like the paradiddle. So in that case it would be slap-pop-slap-slap-pop-slap-pop-pop.
Or, I was assuming you were meaning a right hand exercise. I guess it could be left hand as well- say 5th and 7 frets on one string '5-7-5-5-7-5-7-7'. Perhaps do you have a link to the video? I'm quite curious to see what was he saying now. ^_^
Years ago, I used a 10-key adding machine. My right hand technique grew by leaps and bounds. I actually looked forward to using it.
I want one :)
It was really fun, and it was part of my job as an accountant. My fellow employees actually used to invite guests over to watch me use the 10-key. Pretty funny when I look back on it after all these years.
Just about anything in bass that demands you "alternate" can be practiced using a drum rudiment book.
"Slap" on the R, "Pop" on the L.
Pick down on the R, up on the L
Pluck on the Root on the R, pluck on the Root + octave on the L (really good for getting better at octaves and string skipping!)
Just to name a few...
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