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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.

 

Sticking

llr…llr.l.r.L…rrl…rrl.r.l.R…ll

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

 

Counting

tk1…tkn.j.t.m…tk2…tkn.j.t.m…tk

or

lettuh1…lettuh2.trip.let.3…lettuh4…lettuh5.trip.let.6…lettuh

 

If you want to learn more about Stickings and how to apply them in Rudiments and on the Drum Set please go to C17 and/or S17 in Level 1.

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Rudiment #39

Double Ratamacue

 

 

Exercises

 

39a

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.

 

Counting

tk1…tkn…t.M…tk2…tkn…t.M…tk1…tkn.j.t.M…tk2…tkn.j.t.M…tk

or

lettuh1…lettuh2…let.3…lettuh4…lettuh5…let.6…lettuh1…lettuh2.trip.let.3…lettuh4…lettuh5.trip.let.6…lettuh

 

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