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Stick Control - Ruffs

Learn stick control and how to play the ruff on drums. Matt Teitelman (Kanye West) teaches this drum rudiment, the ruff, also known as the drag. Matt explains how the ruff differs from the flam and demonstrates how the low hand, the grace note, plays two notes that sound like one beat. The trick with this rudiment is compressing those notes to achieve this result. Matt demonstrates how to do this and offers tips to practice it. Remember, if you can't control your sticks, you can't control your drums!Be sure to check out the other stick control lessons and the other drum tutorials available at Music School Online utilizing current popular songs and iconic classics to teach aspiring and seasoned musicians in a fun, connective way. Learn how to play drums at your own pace whenever and wherever you want.
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