How Fast Should I Practice Snare Drum Rudiments?

by Ed

When practicing rudiments with a metronome how many bpm should i start out with and what should be the max?



Hi, Ed--

Good decision to practice with the metronome!

Start out at a tempo at which you can repeatedly perform the rudiment perfectly. Then gradually increase the tempo by a few BPM until you reach at tempo at which you cannot perform the rudiment perfectly.

Go back to a tempo at which you played perfectly and then perform several perfect repetitions. The next day, start you r practice at a little below the top speed of the day before and repeat the above procedure.

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