Encyclopedia Rudimentia – The Ultimate Drum Rudiment Collection is now available in both a digital edition from Hudson Music and a traditional paper edition from Amazon.
Get the digital ebook edition here: https://hudsonmusic.com/product/encyclopedia-rudimentia/
The ebook features embedded audio examples for many of the rudiments and comes with the full support of Hudson Music.
Get the paper edition from Amazon.com here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1791550371/
The paper edition is a 75 page workbook in 8.5×11 format so you can easily read through the 850+ rudiments, take notes, and integrate the book into your collection. Audio examples are available on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/ryan-alexander-bloom/sets/encyclopedia-rudimentia for easy listening from any internet connection.
This book contains rudiments from the 4 primary modern world rudimental cultures: Scotch Pipe Drumming, Basler Trommeln or Basel Drumming, Anglo-American Ancient Drumming or Fife and Drum, and Modern American Rudimental or DCI Hybrid Drumming. It also contains rudiments from the traditional French, Dutch, and German military rudimental systems. Of course, it also includes the NARD Standard 26 American Rudiments and the PAS 40 International Rudiments. Together there are over 200 years of Anglo-American rudimental history and 7 different national drumming styles represented. Many of these 850+ rudiments have rarely been seen in print and never together in one volume. Use the rudiments for traditional chop building and technical practice beyond the normal rudimental scope, for culturally informed performances of foreign literature, for groove, fill, and solo inspiration on the drum set, or simply to connect the dots between differing rudimental cultures over time and distance.
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“A monumental accomplishment that will benefit the percussion community forever.”
– John H. Beck, Professor Emeritus, Eastman School of Music
“A wonderful piece of work…clear, thorough, original, and in-depth”
– Joel Rothman, JR Publications
Here are some comments from actual customers:
“This book is phenomenal. The study of strokes is also the study of movement itself.”
“Very detailed…I really like the Hybrid Rudiment section and things I’ve never heard of before in that realm.”
“a solid publication Ryan! I just got into Claus Hessler’s Camp Duty Update book, so I feel your rudiment book would be a nice combination.”
“This book is full of helpful rudiments. Be it for enhancing your regular drum practice or for implementing into your playing, this book has great exercises that you can’t really find anywhere else.”
“a great reference book for all the major rudiments. I haven’t seen before the detail he gives to the Hybrid rudiments”
“Not only does Ryan do an amazing job of covering all the Standard 40 + Historical + Hybrid Rudiments, but he does so in 75 Pages (850+ Rudiments) while crediting all of his sources to help create the ultimate collection”