The 4 Stroke Ruff Drum Rudiment: The 4 Stroke Ruff Around the Drum Set

By D. Mark Agostinelli

Book Publication Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

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The 4 Stroke Ruff Drums Rudiments - D Mark Agostinelli Drum Rudiments
The 4 Stroke Ruff Drums Rudiments – D Mark Agostinelli Drum Rudiments

The 4 Stroke Ruff Drum Rudiment is a book that is dedicated to the 4 (four) Stroke Ruff drum rudiment. There is no other book available quite like this, because this book is solely dedicated to “only” this rudiment. As many of you guys already know, all of the drum rudiments are very important. When you are a new drummer, you are tasked with learning these rudiments and the study can get real boring, real fast. Most of the time you are required to take the rudiments and sit down (or Stand) behind a snare drum and just play the rudiment over and over until you gradually speed it up and it sounds cleaner.

However, this book takes a different approach! It is the ultimate book for developing your 4 Stroke Ruff. Instead of “only” playing on the snare drum over and over, you can approach it by playing the rudiment around the drum set. In turn, it is now developing your command on the set itself. It helps the reader also develop their reading skills by now having to read each measure to see where to go next. It adds an incredibly fun and deeper learning experience as apposed to just sitting and playing it over and over. Also, the very fact that you are now playing around the drum set instead of only on the snare it teaches you how to use the four stroke ruff as a fill-in tool and shows you how to apply it to your every day playing.

To make a long story short; it adds a few other layers of development as opposed to only developing the rudiment itself. Thus saving time and making it more fun.

What is inside the book?

This book has 114 pages and all of the rhythms and exercises are in 4/4 time signature to improve your reading, speed, and creativity; all based around the 4 Stroke Ruff. The 4 Stroke Ruff is played as a 4 note sequence spread across multiple drums, as apposed to one, throughout the book for easy reading,

Inside - Four Stroke Ruff book by D Mark Agostinelli
Inside – Four Stroke Ruff book by D Mark Agostinelli

Opinion About the Author

“D. Mark Agostinelli is the man who defined the art of the modern rudiment. Writing the “Drum Rudiment Bible” he was able to create the first book that incorporated all known hybrid rudiments in existence. Studying with such greats as the legendary Mike Sgroi, Mark learned incredible technique for both hands utilizing drum rudiments. D. Mark Agostinelli is known as being one of the most influential music educators of his time through his devotional dedication to the art rudimental drumming. Now, D. Mark Agostinelli wrote “The 4 Stroke Ruff Drum Rudiment – The 4 Stroke Ruff around the Drum Set”, which is the ultimate book for developing your 4 Stroke Ruff. Finally a book that is dedicated to the “4 Stroke Ruff” This book has 114 pages of rhythms and exercises in 4/4 to improve your reading, speed, and creativity; all based around the 4 Stroke Ruff. The 4 Stroke Ruff is played as a 4 note sequence throughout the book for easy reading, and lots of fun! “

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About the Author

D. Mark Agostinelli is the man who defined the art of the modern rudiment. Writing the “Drum Rudiment Bible” he was able to create the first book that incorporated all known hybrid rudiments in existence. Studying with such greats as the legendary Mike Sgroi, Mark learned incredible techniques for both hands utilizing drum rudiments. Mark is known as being one of the most influential music educators of his time through his devotional dedication to the art rudimental drumming.

Product details

  • Series: Drum Rudiments
  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: Agostinelli, DBA; Markis World  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (November 23, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1540611159
  • ISBN-13: 978-1540611154

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