Abacus Rhythm Training System Part 1
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Designed for mastery of the 15 rhythms that can be played in one quarter note; down to the 16th note level. Stick control, pedal control, and musicianship are equally developed.

There is much more than meets the eye.

Check out some videos on Instagram @apsdrums that demonstrate how to apply the cards to your practice and training sessions.

Need a little help getting started? Schedule a one hour video session through this site or @apsdrums on Instagram or Twitter.

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Abacus Rhythm Training System Part 2
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Use these cards to master the 63 rhythms that can be played over a dotted quarter note: down to the 16th note level. Use also to improve stick control and pedal control.

Think of the 8th note triplet feel while mastering these cards.

Some videos at @apsdrums on Instagram demonstrate these cards as applied to the drum set.

There is a lot more here than meets the eyes.

Need some help getting started? Set up a one hour video session through this site, or DM @apsdrums on Instagram or Twitter to get the most from these cards.

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16 Triples
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16 Triples

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Download and share at will please!!!

Rely heavily on the Push-Pull approach to playing these triples.

Watch the sticking too, cuz it changes in weird places. However, the exercise has a cool groove to it once you got it working for you

Did we mention that you can download and share this exercise!?!??!

Tootles

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Diddle Builders
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Diddle Builders

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Need better diddles and paradiddles?

How about better Accent and Tap execution?

You can improve all these skills with this one exercise.

Please download or screen Diddles Builders; focus on efficient execution of Down Stroke (Accents), Up Strokes (commonly referred as Taps), and Diddles ; and watch both your playing and comfort improve.

This one exercise has transformed my Hi Hat Grooves!!!

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Double Stroke Rolls
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Double Stroke Rolls

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A short exercise that can improve your drumming for a long, long time!!!

Be aware that different techniques need to be employed as the tempo comes up.

Slow = wrist control

Medium = two rebounds... the bounce!

Fast = tighten up the grip and play more from the elbows

Happy Drumming

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Purple Singles - Single Stroke Roll
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Purple Singles - Single Stroke Roll

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This is a simple and effective exercise for improving your single stroke rolls.

Following to upper sticking on the first run through and the lower sticking on the following pass.

Commit five minutes a day to this one exercise and you will see slow but steady improvement that will serve you well for a lot of years to come.

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Reading Rhythms in 4
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Reading Rhythms in 4

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An exercise for improving music reading and sight reading.

Substitute the single beat rhythms for the highlighted 16th note phrase in the first two lines.

It gets a lot more challenging when working through the single 16th note rhythms.

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Singles & Diddles
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Singles & Diddles

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Just a short warm-up exercise for those who love to use diddles in their drumming.

Let both the hands and the feet play through this one.

Measure 4 & 8 messed me up for a long time...

Who woulda thunk that starting diddles on the "E" of the beat could mess ya up ~~~~ it happened to me!!!!

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Triple Triplets
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Triple Triplets

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Wanna build up your Triple Stroke Roll? Give this one a try!!!

Employ the "Push Pull" approach when playing the Triple Triplets to significant improve your comfort and speed.

Download and share at will!!!

Pay close attention to the sticking in Measures 4 & 8

Tootles

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Bass Fret Board Chords in the Key of A
  • Bass Fret Board Chords in the Key of A
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28 Chords that are made with the seven notes of the A Major Scale...

Download the book and find your way around the 4-, 5-, and 6- string bass fret boards. These chords will unlock ways to be more creative and add variety to your music.

There are other books of diagrams. Grab the ones that can help you get more gooder

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Bass Fret Board Chords in the Key of Ab
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Bass Fret Board Chords in the Key of Ab

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From the 7 notes of the Ab flat scale come 27 chords that will add color to your playing.

Excellent material for beginning and intermediate bass players

This is not a How-To as much as a music theory book to help bass players find their way around the fret board, and add whole new dimensions to a band's music

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Bass Fret Board Chords in the Key of Bb
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Bass Fret Board Chords in the Key of Bb

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The next in the series

Reveals the chords derived from the 7 notes in the Key Signature of Bb.

Beginning and intermediate bass players and music theory students will build their understanding and appreciation of the system we call "Music!"

It is time to play on the dusty frets and add a lot more color to the music you play.

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Bass Fret Board Chords in the Key of C#
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Bass Fret Board Chords in the Key of C#

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Last of the ### Key Signatures and still free to download

Same ideas though...

28 chords from 7 notes that make the key of C#.

Unlock these chords to add a lot more color to your music.

Have fun, my friend!!!!

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Bass Fret Board Chords in the Key of E
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28 Chords that are made with the seven notes of the E Major Scale...

Download the book and find your way around the 4-, 5-, and 6- string bass fret boards. These chords will unlock ways to be more creative and add variety to your music.

There are other books of diagrams. Grab the ones that can help you get more gooder... and more books will slowly get published too!!!!

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Bass Fret Board Chords in the Key of Eb
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Bass Fret Board Chords in the Key of Eb

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This e-book will help you visualize a lot of the chords that are derived from the seven notes found in the key of Eb. It is not all inclusive, but is more than enough for beginning and intermediate bass players to

• Learn and master the modes

• Learn and master a lot of chords used in today’s music as well as music from yesteryear that may sound confusing to the inexperienced ear

• Find your way around the fret board

• Grow your knowledge of music theory

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