Re: Pat Petrillo here!
Thanks SO much, and that was a while ago! Yes, the exercises are short and sweet, and ultimately, playing short exercises of each rudiment, as well as COMBINATIONS of rudiments, (diddle/roll/, drag/ratamacues)is the best way to develop your hand technique
In the NEWEST issue of Modern Drummer, I introduce my "Rudiment TAB System", which I developed in "Hands, Grooves, & Fills". It will help you memorize the rudiments, and put them into short solo combinations which will give you an actual vocabulary.
You can grab HGF here at drummerworld, or your local drum store or online, amazon.
Good luck, and let me know how you like it!