Here is a proposed application by combining ideas from two books. One is the Drumming Patterns of this thread (DP).

An interesting book that I have only seen the free introduction is Drumming in All Directions (DID). It is an independence book that you can read about yourself.

An interesting concept in DID is to use a transition from let’s say R->Lr. This is one of his examples. Right hand changes to (simultaneous) Left hand and right foot. There are supposedly 50 combinations in the book and lots of exercises.

So, I was thinking of applying the two states as RL combinations in Drumming Patterns. So the DP “R” is a DID “R”. The DP “L” is the DID “Lr”. (These would change as different DID combinations are selected). RLRLL becomes R, Lr, R, Lr, Lr. And some combos like L->Rrl would be L, Rrl, L, Rrl, Rrl.

This may not be the most “complete” way but may get me a quick run-through by running the concepts of two books. The DID book has their own systems that seem useful. But, Drumming Patterns simple RLRLL style is easy to go through and is supposedly all the useful patterns.

I’m playing around with this. As a practical matter, running through all the patterns in DP may get the body exposed to the useful patterns with less brain energy.

It may make sense to start with patterns starting with all L’s and loop them until I’m used to them. Then, go to all those starting with R’s. Anyway, this is an experiment using multiple limb combinations from DID and applying them using DP. I think when the physical right or left hand comes up, any surface such as snare, tom or cymbal could be used. Whatever I feel like at the moment.

I don’t know all the limb combinations in the DiD book as I’ve just seen the preview pages. In any case, I’m looking at a simplified way to apply the concepts of the two books. I probably need to get the DID book later.

This is a fun “thinking” post.

An interesting book that I have only seen the free introduction is Drumming in All Directions (DID). It is an independence book that you can read about yourself.

### Sample Pages from DID – SF Drum School

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An interesting concept in DID is to use a transition from let’s say R->Lr. This is one of his examples. Right hand changes to (simultaneous) Left hand and right foot. There are supposedly 50 combinations in the book and lots of exercises.

So, I was thinking of applying the two states as RL combinations in Drumming Patterns. So the DP “R” is a DID “R”. The DP “L” is the DID “Lr”. (These would change as different DID combinations are selected). RLRLL becomes R, Lr, R, Lr, Lr. And some combos like L->Rrl would be L, Rrl, L, Rrl, Rrl.

This may not be the most “complete” way but may get me a quick run-through by running the concepts of two books. The DID book has their own systems that seem useful. But, Drumming Patterns simple RLRLL style is easy to go through and is supposedly all the useful patterns.

I’m playing around with this. As a practical matter, running through all the patterns in DP may get the body exposed to the useful patterns with less brain energy.

It may make sense to start with patterns starting with all L’s and loop them until I’m used to them. Then, go to all those starting with R’s. Anyway, this is an experiment using multiple limb combinations from DID and applying them using DP. I think when the physical right or left hand comes up, any surface such as snare, tom or cymbal could be used. Whatever I feel like at the moment.

I don’t know all the limb combinations in the DiD book as I’ve just seen the preview pages. In any case, I’m looking at a simplified way to apply the concepts of the two books. I probably need to get the DID book later.

This is a fun “thinking” post.

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