Working on mixing 16th-note-triplets (difficult) with straight 16ths -- 2-handed hi-hat stuff -- and 'traditional' grip (left-handed). "We're dealing with a lot of shit" (Bull Durham).
Been reading through some marching-style snare drum music lately - then remembered this one...
The first Rudiment in Alfred's Drum Method (after single and double stroke rolls) is the 'Five Stroke Roll.' There's much to explore here - as is lends itself very easily to triple meter (triplet ideas)... as well as duple meter (2-4-6-8).
Being a guitar player - one thing I've never studied is 32nd-notes. Getting into the family of 'roll rudiments' in 'Alfred's Drum Method (Book 1)' this week. The practice has given me confidence to integrate 'double strokes' into fills. I have them (double strokes) pretty clear on the practice pad -- but sitting down at the kit today proved them to be muddled. The result of the attempt inspired a lot of swing. -- On a side note - thinking about switching back to a right handed set-up... to keep things fresh.
...been working with the rudiments (stick work on a drum pad) - exciting for me... but not too much to show about that practice, yet. Sat down at the kit today for the first time in over a week... decided to tool around with cross-sticks, rim-shots, etc...
Began studying drums in February 2018. Loving every minute of it!.