Rudiment Section #38

40 P.A.S. Standard Rudiments

Rudiment #38

Ratamacue

The Ratamacue (#38 of the 40 P.A.S. certified essential or standard rudiments) is a compound rudiment. It’s comprised of a double grace note in front of a Single Stroke Four ending on an accent. So it’s in fact a Drag and a Single Stroke 4 combination. This is a hand-to-hand pattern which means it alternates between starting on the Right Hand and the Left Hand.

The Ratamacue is one of the rudiments with a phonetic name. This means that it’s called a Ratamacue because that’s how it sounds.

 

Sticking

llr.l.r.L…rrl.r.l.R…ll

Notice the Double Paradiddle sticking in here.

 

Counting

tk1.j.t.n…tk2.j.t.n…tk

or

lettuh1.trip.let.&…lettuh2.trip.let.&…lettuh

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Rudiment #38

Ratamacue

 

 

Exercises

 

38a

This exercise omits the second note of the Ratamacue in beats 1 and 2. This gets you even more intro a triplet/shuffle mindset.

 

Counting

tk1…t.N…tk2…t.N…tk3.j.t.N…tk4.j.t.N…tk

or

lettuh1…let.&…lettuh2…let.&…lettuh3.trip.let.&…lettuh4.trip.let.&…lettuh

 

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