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Rudiment Section #39

40 P.A.S. Standard Rudiments

Rudiment #39

Double Ratamacue

The Double Ratamacue (#39 of the 40 P.A.S. certified essential or standard rudiments) is another compound rudiment. It’s comprised of a Drag and a double grace note in front of a Single Stroke Four ending on an accent in 6/8. So you could say it’s a combination of two Drags and a Single Stroke 4. This is a hand-to-hand pattern which means it alternates between starting on the Right Hand and the Left Hand.




Notice the rll (3A) Sticking and a Double Paradiddle sticking in here.







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Rudiment #39

Double Ratamacue






This exercise omits the 2nd note of the triplet in the first two beats to get you even more into the triplet and shuffle feel.







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