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Rudiment Section #40

40 P.A.S. Standard Rudiments

Rudiment #40

Triple Ratamacue

The Triple Ratamacue (#40 of the 40 P.A.S. certified essential or standard rudiments) is another compound rudiment. It’s comprised of two Drags and a double grace note in front of a Single Stroke Four ending on an accent. So you could say it’s a combination of three 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…llr.l.r.L…rrl…rrl…rrl.r.l.R…ll

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

 

Counting

tk1…tkn…tk2.j.t.n…tk3…tkn…tk4.j.t.n…tk

or

lettuh1…lettuh&…lettuh2.trip.let.&…lettuh3…lettuh&…lettuh4.trip.let.&…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 #40

Triple Ratamacue
 

Exercises

 

40a

Similar to the exercises in the other Ratamacue rudiments we again alternate between omitting the 2nd note of the triplet and playing it.

 

Counting

tk1…tkn…tk2…t.n…tk3…tkn…tk4…t.n…tk1…tkn…tk2.j.t.n…tk3…tkn…tk4.j.t.n…tk

or

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

 

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