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Over 500 Drum Rudiments!!

Popular drumming education web site – has finally reached over 500 Drum Rudiments in their Rudiment Encyclopedia!

This time last year, Lewis Partridge (the site’s founder) had compiled a list of around 300 rudiments based on 2 years of research into rudimental drumming culture and its history. Drummers from all over the world began to send in new rudiments to add to the list and now the encyclopedia contains over 500 sticking patterns!

In order to help you in learning and perfecting each drum rudiment, they have included easy to read examples, performance tips, free PDF sheet music and video tutorials. Lewis is also compiling a book containing all 500 drum rudiments in an educational work book style layout that will hopefully be released sometime next year!

There are currently 566 variations so far!

Do you know of any Drum Rudiments that are not listed in Lewis’ encyclopedia? Please contact Lewis and help to keep this educational resource complete and up to date.

Over 500 Drum Rudiments!

Amongst the large amount of educational materials that can be found on, there is now the largest list of known Drum Rudiments ever available online, including over 500 patterns!!

In order to help you in learning and perfecting these drum rudiments, there are easy to read sheet music examples, performance tips, free PDF sheet music and video tutorials included for each rudimental pattern.

Also if you are a beginner or find this large list a bit overwhelming, check out the Beginner’s Guide To Rudiments.

The Drum Rudiment Encyclopedia (Calling all Drum Teachers)

A new popular drumming education web site – is currently embarking on a huge project. An encyclopedia of all known Drum Rudiments!

The site features a large alphabetical list of rudiments already including easy to read examples, performance tips, free PDF sheet music and video tutorials. The large list of rudiments is also broken down into three categories – PAS Rudiments, Hybrid Rudiments and Other Rudiments.

Calling all Drum Teachers!

“The Rudiment Encyclopedia will be a constant work in progress. I am gradually working through all the rudiments I know and I hope this will eventually become a free online guide to every known rudimental pattern ever!

If you know of a rudiment that is not listed in this encyclopedia, please contact me and help me to keep this educational resource complete.”

You can visit the Rudimental Encyclopedia at

Phattie Drums Expands The “Sounds Like Art” Series Of Custom Snare Drums

A unique merger of art, craftsmanship, and sound, the Sounds Like Art Series of custom snare drums has been expanded to include 14″ and 13″ diameters with variable depths from 5″ up to 8″.

In addition to the new sizes, vertical grain alignment is now available on Maple, Mahogany, Bubinga, Ebony, Walnut, and Rosewood models. The result is even more tonal and visual options for clients when designing a custom snare of this caliber. MSRP starts at $3,470 for 13″ and 14″ Sounds Like Art Series snares. Street price for standard models starts at $1,735, with custom models starting at $2500.

For more information, visit their web site at

Phattie Drums "Sounds Like Art" Series Custom Snare Drums