Gaddiments Contest


Submit a video of yourself playing an exercise from Gaddiments for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

To enter, just video yourself playing any exercise from the Gaddiments book on drumset, pad, whatever! Your playing can be done as a rudimental exercise, a drumset groove, a fill – let your creativity shine!

Steve Gadd himself will judge the finalists to pick the winners!


Contest is open from October 25 – December 1, 2021. Winners will be selected by Steve Gadd, from a group of finalists. All submissions must be received by 11:59pm EDT through this contest submission page. Complete rules can be found at the bottom of this page.


1 each Autographed Gaddiments book, Autographed Gaddiments poster, Gaddiments hat, Gaddiments t-shirt, 1 pair Gaddiments Practice Drumsticks, and Gaddiments coffee mug.


Four runner up packages will be awarded, containing the following: 1 each Autographed Gaddiments book, Gaddiments hat, 1 pair Gaddiments Practice Drumsticks, and Gaddiments coffee mug.



The Hudson Music Steve Gadd Contest presented by Drumhead begins on October 15, 2021 at 12:00am and ends on December 1, 2021 at 11:59pm. All times listed are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). To participate, entrants will submit a video performance of themselves playing an exercise from the Steve Gadd Gaddiments book.

Winners will be selected by Hudson Music and Steve Gadd using the criteria of Timing, Creativity, Musicality. Hudson Music reserves the right to adjust or modify this criteria at any time, and all winners will be selected at the sole discretion of Hudson Music.

No purchase is necessary to participate. If applicable and required, due to copyright restrictions, your entry must use a track as specified or provided by the contest. Any entry that does not use a track that is specified or provided, if required will not be eligible for entry.

Eligible Submissions: Video submissions must be in a horizontal format, not a vertical format. Videos that are received that are in a vertical format will not be reviewed, will be disqualified from entry and will not be eligible for prize consideration.

Eligible Regions: This competition is open to all participants worldwide. Please note that due to regional or certain country restrictions, not all prizes may be available to all winners. In the event that Hudson Music or any of the celebration sponsors are not able to fulfill one or more prizes, an alternate prize may or may not be offered to the winner.


Grand Prize (1 total package awarded): 1 each Autographed Gaddiments book, Autographed Gaddiments poster, Gaddiments hat, Gaddiments t-shirt, 1 pair Gaddiments Practice Drumsticks, and Gaddiments coffee mug.

Runner Up (4 total packages awarded): 1 each Autographed Gaddiments book, Gaddiments hat, 1 pair Gaddiments Practice Drumsticks, and Gaddiments coffee mug.

Performance and Video/Audio Waiver: By submitting your entry to this contest you grant Hudson Music and our participating sponsors and partners all rights to use, share or reproduce your name or likeness, as well as the video and/or audio of your performance for the purposes of but not limited to promotion, marketing, monetization and/or commercial purposes. Hudson Music and our partners offers no compensation, revenue sharing or any other remuneration for the submission and/or use of any video and/or audio as part of this competition, nor for the use of your name, likeness or performance. All submissions become the property of Hudson Music once submitted.

Age Restrictions: Any entrants age 17 or below must have parental or guardian approval in order to submit their entry. For each entry, a parent or guardian is required to review and check the parental/guardian permission box as part of the entry form.

Prizes and rules subject to change without notice. Value of prizes is provided for reference purposes only. Prizes have no cash value and are awarded on an as-is basis. Hudson Music retains all rights to music, images, audio, video, likeness, performances and any/all other representation and uses of the materials related to this competition. Hudson Music reserves the right to adjust or change the rules to this contest at any time and for any reason, without advance notification. All decisions and prizes awarded are at the sole discretion of Hudson Music and are final.

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