Partial Gridding (Digital Download)

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Partial Gridding is a book full of gridding exercises for rudimental percussionists. This book includes information about Accents Down Gridding, Accents Around Gridding, Two Partial Gridding, Three Partial Gridding, Four Partial Gridding, the 4-2-1 Sequence, Buzz Rolls, Diddle Embellishments, Flam Embellishments, Orchestral Approaches, Modern Marching Approaches, and much more. Through the use of visual diagrams, and a vast collection of exercises, this is a great book for any rudimental performer.

 

BOOK SPECS:

Book Size: 8.5" X 11"
105 Pages
300 Exercises

 

BENEFITS OF PARTIAL GRIDDING:

- Learn more about Gridding and the Gridding Formula.
- Develop chops and hand speed.
- Learn primers for Hybrid Rudiments like Cheese, Flam Drags, and Flam Fives. 
- Play with great height separation.
- Master Buzz, Diddle, and Flam embellishment demands.
- Structure your practice effectively.
- Practice essential percussion fundamentals.
- Understand the 4-2-1 format.
- Understand 8th Notes, Triplets, and 16th notes with embellishments.
- Develop long term endurance.
- Break things down and understand every partial of your music.
- Master hand to hand flams.
- Master two height hands together passages.
- Develop stroke types.
- Play clean with other drummers by matching embellishment approach.
- Build muscle memory & mental focus.

 

EXERCISE EXAMPLES:

The exercises in this book bring you through a wide variety of demands. With over 300 variations, working through this book will develop your chops in an incredible way. 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

What Is Gridding?
Partial Gridding
Accents Down Gridding
Accents Around Gridding
Two Partial Gridding
Three Partial Gridding
Four Partial Gridding
The 4-2-1 Sequence
Phrasing

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

Navigation
Study Habits
Book Chapters
Notation
Interpretation
Buzz Embellishments
Diddle Embellishments
Flam Embellishments
Metronome Use
Rhythmic Accuracy
Hand Flow
Body Engagement
Tempo Thresholds

A WORD TO THE RUDIMENTAL DRUMMER

To the orchestral drummer
To the modern field drummer

PARTIAL GRIDDING GLOSSARY

Acciaccatura
Accuracy
Articulation
Dexterity
Flow
Macro Beat
Micro Beat
Multiple Bounce Roll
Partial
Slur
Timbre

CHAPTER 01: BUZZ

2 Partial / Accents Down / Buzz
2 Partial / Accents Around / Buzz
3 Partial / Accents Down / Buzz
3 Partial / Accents Around / Buzz
4 Partial / Accents Down / Buzz
4 Partial / Accents Around / Buzz

CHAPTER 02: DIDDLE

2 Partial / Accents Down / Diddle
2 Partial / Accents Around / Diddle
3 Partial / Accents Down / Diddle
3 Partial / Accents Around / Diddle
4 Partial / Accents Down / Diddle
4 Partial / Accents Around / Diddle

CHAPTER 03: FLAM

2 Partial / Accents Down / Flam
2 Partial / Accents Around / Flam
3 Partial / Accents Down / Flam
3 Partial / Accents Around / Flam
4 Partial / Accents Down / Flam
4 Partial / Accents Around / Flam 

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This book is also available as a physical book.