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This section from Joe Morello’s Master Studies II book (starting on page 78 to the end of the book) was again something that Joe and I collaborated on. What it does is take page 7 from the original Master Studies book and places it in different time signatures using eighth-notes and eighth-note triplets. It is a real challenge in concentration and great for playing over the line, meaning it takes more than one or two measures to resolve back to the beginning.

Remember to take it slowly and tap your foot on each downbeat. Watching the video I have provided (see below) as you follow along with the written music will help.



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Sam Ruttenberg Sam Ruttenberg is an active performer, educator, clinician and author. He received a Bachelors degree from the University of Miami, a Masters degree from the Juilliard School, and endorses Sabian, Vic Firth, Remo, and Taye drums. Sam has published articles in various drumming magazines, transcribed Joe Morello’s book “Master Studies II”, and has published his own book entitled “Drum Tips” (HoneyRock 2009), which is designed to help drummers develop better technique and coordination through increased musicianship. Sam has designed and patented the Vic Firth HingeStix®.