View Full Version : The Rudiment Ritual?
02-24-2007, 09:12 PM
I heard its great for building technique so can someone give me this 'rudiment ritual'?
02-25-2007, 12:34 AM
To get the Rudimental Ritual, you either have to buy that book, "commandments of Alan Dawson" or whatever that book is, or study with someone who studied with Alan himself (like I am)and get the ritual. It's really long, eight pages and it's not really something you just scan and give to people. Some people treat the Ritual as sacred drumming text and keep it to some sacred cool club of drummers who play the Ritual. I don't, but good luck finding a copy.
02-25-2007, 01:30 AM
I believe the book is called 'The drummers complete vocabulary - as taught by Alan Dawson'. By John Ramsay.
But, yeah, like Duke said it's very long. Takes 20 minutes to complete when first starting on it then moves down to about 10 - 15 min. It really is great for your technique, as well as your co-ordination with the samba ostinato underneath. I'm pretty sure the book is easily attainable from any drum shop.
02-25-2007, 01:44 AM
Here is the book.
02-25-2007, 03:29 AM
OK, thanks guys!
One more thing, how would you COMPARE it to Ted Reed's 'Syncopation' and George's 'Stick Control'?
02-25-2007, 03:17 PM
You really can't. It's a series of rudiments applied in (more or less) musical phrases that needs to be completed every day for a while.
02-25-2007, 05:24 PM
If you get "Complete Drummers Vocab." you will also need to get both "Syncopation" and "Stick Control". As John Ramsay provides 40 ways of interpreting pages 37-44 in syncopation that Alan Dawson taught. Then there is a small section working on the Single Stroke roll that requires "Stick Control". It's a great book to take advantage of.
02-26-2007, 11:50 PM
It would be good to do them both in conjunction with each other. That would cover a fair bit ground.
03-20-2007, 05:30 AM
03-22-2007, 09:33 AM
There is a cd in the book by John Ramsey. It has the ritual on it. Great book. ..........Later........T
Once you've played through and mastered all the pages in the Ritual, what would be a good way of applying them on the drum kit?
05-24-2007, 12:36 PM
Just try simple straight up (as written) phrases first, in between playing time. Then break them up between voices.
Use them for time phrasing between ride and snare.
Try them on snare and toms....theres too many ways to mention. Just experiment.
05-24-2007, 06:17 PM
Billy Hart told me Billy Kilson does it just about everyday, and twice before a gig. He also said it doesnt do you any good unless you memorize it.
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