Exercises for left and right hand Up-Tap-Down-Full How to play with this exercises With eight notes RLL RLL
The purpose in understanding the upstroke and the downstroke, up and down, is that this is two different ways for you to make an accent. If you have four accents in a row, doing up and down, the stick has to make a long distance. One, two, three, four… But with down and up, the stick only travels half the way and you economize movements. So, you might play this, but it’s a long way for the stick to go. With downstrokes and upstrokes, the stick travels only half the distance. If you manage to get this right in the basis of your drumming, all will be heaven from then.