For more rhythmic drum exercises, I recommend purchasing Ted Reed’s book . This book is often considered the most important source for developing independence, as it provides page after page of unique rhythms that can be applied to any limb on the drum set, and performed either swung or straight.
Besides how to improve, most drum students want to know . Like the other skills we’ve discussed (coordination and independence), becoming a faster drummer doesn’t just happen overnight. Let’s take a look at several drum exercises to help improve your speed.
Now you have several different drum exercises to keep you busy and help you improve! If you need help with any of these exercises, make sure to ask your !
These drum exercises are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to warm-ups and developing independence with each limb. Most of the exercises focus on straight rhythmic patterns, but I encourage drummers to try the exercises with a triplet-based, “swing” feel.