Drums Tutorial

Traditional Rudimental Drumming

  n/a (0) - log in to review
11 Videos | Length: 1hr 2min 39sec
Own it Forever
$30 Download
Site All-Access Pass
$15 /month Get Your Pass
  • image description 3:07


    John introduces himself and talks a bit about traditional Ancient Rudimental Drumming and it's history. John then performs 'Sons of Liberty'.

  • image description 4:53

    Grip & Roll Phrasing

    In this video, John talks about the different grips and rolls. John also discusses drum placement, angles and the different types of harnesses that are used, and the difference between the grips and positions.

  • image description 4:52

    The Downfall of Paris & The Little Toy Drum

    John shows us a few solos featuring the 7 and 14 stroke roll. John also compares the two Solos and shows each rudiments stylistic differences.

  • image description 6:55

    In "The Spirit of 1776"

    John plays along with a bass drum and shows us a traditional piece called 'Concord Battle Flag'.

  • image description 6:15

    "Traditional" Drum Solos

    John talks to us about some Rudimetal Standards, the first piece he performs is called 'The General'.

  • image description 11:37

    26 "Traditional" Rudiments Pt. 1

    John explains The Long Roll and then begins going through the 26 Traditional Rudiments for us to follow and learn.

  • image description 12:41

    26 "Traditional" Rudiments Pt. 2

    John continues demonstrating the 26 Traditional Rudiments.

  • image description 3:48

    The "All American Emblem"

    John talks about the history of rudimental drummers and some of the basic rhythms that have been altered and changed over time. John plays his solo 'The All American Emblem'.

  • image description 3:39

    Swiss Drumming

    In this video, John shares a bit about his Swiss Rope Tension Drum and where it came from. He then talks about the Mono-Linear Swiss Drumming Notation and it's history. Finally, John shows us the Swiss Army Triplet.

  • image description 2:02

    Swiss Crazy Army Variant 1

    John discusses the history of Swiss drumming and how he came up with the Swiss Crazy Army Variant 1. He then performs his solo for you to follow and learn.

  • image description 2:50

    I.A.T.D, Interstatesmen A.B.C & Outro

    John gives us some final words and advice for your quest. John then talks about the I.A.T.D, the Internation Association of Traditional Drumming, which he started in 2004.

Product Overview

This Hal Leonard video series by John S. Pratt will reinvigorate your study of "Traditional", ancient rudimental drumming and provide material for your practice, music vocabulary and drumming expression. You'll learn the 26 traditional American Drumming Rudiments, Swiss Drum Rudiments, as well as Pratt's unique drumming and style tips.

This series features a number of John S. Pratt's classic solos, including "The Sons of Liberty," "The All-American Emblem," and "The Little Toy Drum." It also features two Pratt solos that debuted in this series: "Interstatesmen A.B.C." and "Swiss Crazy Army Variant 1." In addition, there are four original Pratt compositions that he performs as part of the "Spirit of 1776" Rope Tension Snare and Bass Drum Duets with Ben Hans. Bonus material includes many Traditional Drumming Standards, such as "The Downfall of Paris," "The General," "Hell on The Wabash," "The Three Camps," and "The Connecticut Halftime." If you've been wanting to get back to basics and forge your drumming foundation in stone, while developing "mega-chops", be sure to check out "Traditional Rudimental Drumming" by rudiment master John S. Pratt today!

Why Users Choose Us

There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.

Quality Content

We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.

Save Time & Money

Our library brings over 1700 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.


- not reviewed


- not reviewed
John (Jack) S. Pratt, U.S. Army retired, is one of America’s greatest rudimentalists and percussion composers. He has published works of percussion music for more than a half century. Internationally known for his composition, teaching and historic performances, Jack is a former instructor of the West Point Military Academy “Hellcats” drum line and was an instructor of the Hawthorne Caballeros drum and bugle corps drum line, which won four DCA world championships under his direction.

Products by John

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Traditional Rudimental Drumming

    This Hal Leonard video series by John S. Pratt will reinvigorate your study of “Traditional”, ancient rudimental drumming and provide material for your practice, music vocabulary and drumming expression. You’ll learn the 26 traditional American Drumming Rudiments, Swiss Drum Rudiments, as well as Pratt’s unique drumming and style tips.

You might be also interested in

Acclaimed drummer & instructor Carter McLean brings you his invaluable “Four Hands Drumming” video series with accompanying book, featuring over 3 hours of high-quality drumset lessons. Carter covers myriad concepts, practice ideas, sticking patterns, grooves, and creative workouts, including the Kaleidoscope – a giant notated exercise guaranteed to improve your technique! Topics covered include: groove construction; phrasing & musicality; practice ideas; innovative exercises; improving technique; drum tuning & tips; and more.

The All-Access Pass gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added during your membership.

In this digital book, Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton, Gary Burton shares his 50 years of experiences at the top of the jazz scene. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Burton made his first recordings at age 17, and has toured and recorded with a who's who of famous jazz names.

Want to make your drum playing better? This digital book features 15 songs carefully arranged and ordered by level of difficulty. As you progress through the concepts discussed in the method, your understanding will expand and systematically increase your playing abilities.

Take a rhythmic trip around the world... with digital print and easy-link audio & video examples right from your computer or device! Learn incredible drumming rhythms from around the world that help develop focus, listening, teamwork, and respect. This digital book is great for anyone wanting to learn these essential rhythms, including both teachers and students.

Global Grooves explores world rhythms, songs and styles and is part of the World Music Drumming library of teaching resources. This is the perfect resource for teaching your students or yourself quintessential grooves from around the world including Indonesia, Egypt, Tanzania, Greece, Mexico, Hawaii, Germany, Argentina, Cameroon, Cuba, Antiqua, and the British Isles.

This digital book is a comprehensive study of all things electronic drums. Author Bob Terry clearly demonstrates and discusses the advantages of using (and the many professional uses for) the full electronic drum kit, percussion pad, MIDI controller, and hybrid drum kit. Includes detailed descriptions of each of these components and how to hook them up, audio samples, onstage setups, and more.

Sex, Drums, Rock 'n' Roll! details Kenny Aronoff's youth in the Berkshires and the Midwest, from his early inspirations to his serious classical and jazz study, which gave him the foundation to be able to play – anything.

Reason Guru Paul Ortiz shows you everything you need to know about the new Drum Sequencer player in Reason 10! Learn all about it and how to use it creatively when producing in Reason.

In this in-depth video series, SD3 wiz Luke Oswald gives you a comprehensive walk through of all the important new features found in the the Superior Drummer 3.1 update.

Take a lesson from a true rock legend! The late Levon Helm’s music reflected a cross-section of American roots music: Delta blues, country, rockabilly, R&B and, of course, the indelible music of The Band!

In this unique Hal Leonard video series, noted author, music therapist, and drum circle facilitator Christine Stevens takes you inside the drum circle phenomenon.

In this video tutorial series, Toontrack guru Luke Oswald shows how Superior Drummer 3 can be used as an all-inclusive, powerful, drum production tool. Learn how to create and produce a pro-level drum track and arrangement from start to finish, plus how to fine-tune your kit to fit the song, and mix it as well!

Traditional Rudimental Drumming is rated 0.0 out of 5 by 0 .
We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. View Privacy Policy