Rudimental Concepts Part 2

One of the true living legends of drumming, Steve Gadd here presents some of the rudimental concepts that have become a signature part of his vocabulary, and made him one of the most imitated drummers in modern music history. Included are some of Steve's classic diddle sticking applications and a rare performance of one of Steve's favorite rudimental snare drum solos.

Drumming legend Steve Gadd has created several lesson packs exclusively for Drum Guru! In these lessons, Steve shares many of the signature concepts, grooves and fills that have made him one of the most popular, important, and imitated drummers in the history of the instrument.

This is Steve Gadd Pack 2: Rudimental Concepts Part 2. In this pack, Steve covers ideas based on the rudiments. Each of these ideas have become a signature for Steve, and he shows how they are all based on simple rudimental stickings. Three of the lessons in this pack reveal how Steve uses diddles to create some of his immediately identifiable licks. Also included is a challenging rudimental drum solo that Steve memorized during his younger years in drum corps!

Here are the lessons that appear in this pack:

  • Continuous 16th Sticking Concept
  • Classic Groove with Diddle
  • Classic Diddle Riff
  • Another Classic: Hi-Hat Diddles
  • “Raiders” Drum Corps Solo




  • Steve Gadd


  • Drums


  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Jazz
  • R&B
  • Rock
  • Rudimental

Skill Level

  • Advanced
  • Intermediate
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