Ike Alexander | Ten Basic Recommended Rudiments  For Percussionist

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Ten Basic Recommended Rudiments For Percussionist

by Ike Alexander

As a retired teacher and professonal musician, I have developed an instructional cd, which teaches the basic fundamentals of drumming (rudiments), which illustrates speed, accuracy, technique and durability. Ideal f/sighted and visually impaired drummers.
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1. Single Stroke Roll
Isham (Ike) Alexander
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2. Double Stroke Roll
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3. Five Stroke Roli
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4. Seven Stroke Roll
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5. Nine Stroke Roll
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6. Thirteen Stroke Roll
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7. Flam
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8. Paradiddle
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9. Double Paradiddle
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10. Paradiddle-diddle
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11. The Abstract
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Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.


Album Notes

This is a "MADE-SIMPLE-SELF-TEACHING" approach to learning/practicing select rudiments!


Ike's slogan: " Real Drummers Know RUDIMENTS"!!

FOOD-FOR-THOUGHT: "Ten is a number that you can remember"!!

IKE'S-BRIEF-BIO(47 yrs. playing & still going strong):

Nominated and qualified for the Georgia Governor's Honors Program in high school, based on rudiments played on the snare drum.

A.S. Degree: Liberal Arts University System of Washington at Tacoma Community College-Tacoma, Washington.

B.S Degree: Mental Retardation and K-12 Columbus State University-Columbus,Georgia. Snare drum percussionist for concert band.

Master's Degree: Mental Retardation Columbus State University.

Air Force Drum and Bugle Core Amarillo A.F. Base Texas.

Drummer for opening acts for: The Commodores, Earth,Wind and Fire, The O'Jays.

Back up Drummer for Peggy Scott and JoJo Benson, Clarence Carter.

Appeared on numerous shows with James and Bobby Purifier.

Played for the national touring Ebony Fashion Fair.

Played for a host of other Groups to include: Bobby and The Inn Keepers, The Jamming Jammers, The Sensations, The Swinging Kings, The Rams, Ambience, Mateus and I'm currently with The Lou Vallee Trio.

Placed in the archives of The Georgia Music Hall of Fame,located in Macon, Georgia.

These are just to name a few of my numerous academic and musical experiences as a percussionist.

The cd was inspired because of my love for rudiments and a hope of giving back. The cd narrates and demonstrates each rudiment from a very slow to a very fast and back to a very slow again. Each rudiment is on it's own individual track. The target groups are beginning and intermediate drummers, although some advanced drummers may benefit from this instructional tool.


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William M. Dobbs

Great CD for us old drummers
It was refreshing to hear the rudiments that I played in a marching band 26 years ago. The CD brought back old memories and made me pick up the sticks once again.

Sharletta Richardson

Outstanding ! That's why we're having him do a two-day workshop in San Diego, CA
This CD is so excellent that my principal is flying Ike Alexander to Gompers High School in San Deigo, CA to give a two-dy workshop (8/29&30/06) to our award-winning drum line ! It's so "user-friendly" and suitable for all ages !

Alex Johnsen

Very easy to follow and all natural. A real benefit and must if you want to impr
This is the only natural lesson out there. The rest are machines and I just can't relate ... This is the BEST instructional CD you'll find if you want to make the drumline or just simply be the BEST!!! My 12 year old daughter was even able to learn from it and now she's ready for more. The instructions are simple, clear and straight to the point. I just want to be as good as Ike, he is precise and fast!

Robert Carr

Brace yourself!!! Ike,s cd is user friendly.. You can use this cd at any level... Clear cut, meat and potatos approach... Better than some drum videos I have seen... Good luck!!!!

Columbus Young

Enjoyed by both student and educator.
It was enjoyed by the students and beneficial to me as an educator and it would help others as well to take advantage of it.
Former educator at Alabama Inst. for deaf and blind

Natasha Hernandez

The best lesson I've had in a while. #1 on my list!
I would recommend this CD to anyone who is trying to learn the fundimentals in drumming. The rudiments are the best I have heard in a while. It is very easy to follow. Anyone who is trying to learn drumming needs to purchase this CD it is not only clear but very helpful. This is well worth your money!

Derek M.A. Alexander

Great for Blind and Visually Impaired Students
I am legally blind, and I purchased Coach Alexander's "Recommended Rudiments" so that our visually impaired students could use it for their music class program. The simple instructions and repetition make it easy to follow along. I recommend this guide for aspiring percussionists of all skill levels, sighted and visually impaired.

Aron Krueger

ike I am enthused to play along with your wonderful cd and you are the best teacher i have ever met
thank you IKE Alexander
from aron krueger ps: my dad love's it aswell

Grandma Puppy

This CD is wonderful, our 15 year old grandson who has blind from birth is totally loving it. This CD gift to him is a winner, he will continue to expand his music thanks to Ike Alexander.


I purchased this cd for my 6 year old daughter. This CD reinforces what she learns during her drum lessons. She loves it because she can listen to the rudiments any time. It is definitely worth the money.
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