Repeating Patterns – Double Kick five-count (Lesson 4) – Hertas

This lesson is intended to be a double-kick workout and challenge your timing skills too. We’re going to take the pattern from the five-count kick drum exercise and at the very beginning of each set of five, we’re going to play a ‘herta’. What is a herta? It’s a hybrid rudiment formed of two fast single strokes followed by two slower ones. In this exercise specifically, we’re going to play two 32nd notes followed by three 16th notes on the kick, then a snare drum accent. This will give us the five-count.

The main difference with this pattern is that the feet get switched after the very first right-foot hit, so instead of playing R L R L S, we play RLR L R S:

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