When working with my students, I like to come up with a tailor-made hand maintenance warmup they can do daily. Every so often, I’m asked what my daily warmup is, so I thought I’d share.
My warmup is based on a varitey of sources, but the three biggest influences come from Joe Morello’s Master Studies, Tommy Igoe’s Great Hands for a Lifetime, and Bob Becker’s Rudimental Arithmetic. As far as I’m concerned, every drummer should own all of these books.
This routine goes through a majority of the rudiments, though not all. It’s a combination of things I have to play regularly, and some stuff I just enjoy. The PDF should be self explanatory. Just play everything, every day.
PDF Here: SD Daily Warmup