Beginner's Etudes

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Some time ago, I created musical accompaniment for Miroslav Sklenský's Rudimental etudes (on the next page of this website). I have decided to use these pieces again, as a play-along pracks for exercises intended for the complete beginners and for intermediate drummers. In the PDF, you will find two levels of difficulty for each song. "Level I" contains mainly quarter notes, quarter pauses and eighths notes. "Level 2" already work with eighth notes and pauses. Children can play these exercises for example on a small drum, but also on other percussion instruments depending on what they have available or according to how they feel inspired by the mood of a particular song. You can adjust the volume ratio of the individual tracks as needed.


How to use mp3 tracks:

In the tables below there are mp3 tracks available in variants - synth + click, synth (only), and so on. In the case of the simplest way, you will practice the song with the student with the help of an mp3 containing all the instruments and a click. At the concert, the student will play his part along with an mp3, which is only a synth with a click. If you have know-how and technical skills for more sophisticated sound work, have a look at the following image. Such a simple project (here Cubase) will make the practice much easier and will also enable the recording of the interpretation of the composition. You can also use Audacity freeware or other playback and recording methods. All tracks of a specific etude are of the same length and after their import into the project, the synthesizer will not shift to the snare drum and so on.

The YouTube icon offers the opportunity to watch a (more or less) successful practical execution of the etude. 

Terms of use:

I am the only author of this education  material. I have decided not to release the album by any publishing company and I am submitting the work to the drummer comunity for free, non-commercial use. I would be very pleased to hear that my "Beginner's Etudes" work for the benefit of students and their teachers, and I welcome videos of these activities.


Etude No.1 – 5:

Etude No.6 – 10:

Etude No.11 – 15: