RUDICUBES®: A NEW APPROACH TO RUDIMENT TRAINING
Looking for a creative and imaginative new way to practice rudiments? Get on a roll with RudiCubes®!
RudiCubes® is a rolling dice set that brings variation and chance into the standard International Drum Rudiments training routine. For many people, there is not enough time every day to spend training all the international rudiments, or the method is always similar without inspiration. RudiCubes® can bring the target down to two rudiments on a roll and one can focus intensely in different, creative ways without having to choose which number to practice.
How it works:
There are seven dice in a set and each has a different rudiment on every side. It is up to the practitioner to decide how many dice to use; for this example, we will say 2 dice are rolled. Perhaps a Single Paradiddle and a Five-Stroke Roll appear on the dice. For the set amount of time desired, one can train intensely just on those two rudiments. There are multiple variations on the practice method, which also trains creativity in their application. An example could be two bars of 4/4 meter, with the first rudiment practiced in the first bar and the second rudiment in the second bar:
This can further be reduced to one bar repeated with those rudiments:
And further down to one beat for each rudiment:
And even further down to the rudiments in a meter of 7/16:
There are too many different possibilities to list, it is only up to one’s creativity and imagination!
More than two dice can be rolled to add more rudiments into the sequence. They are terrific for individual practice, and can also be used in group sessions for challenging combinations between players. Excellent companions that easily fit in your pocket for use anywhere!