Rudimentally Yours

An impossible solo?

Several readers who have tried to play the backsticking solo that appeared in one of my articles a few issues ago, have written claiming that it is impossible to play the solo at the intended tempo.  It might be pointed out that these readers are not beginners, but experienced drummers.  The solo in question can be found in the Fall 1965 Volume #5 Number 2 issue of the Ludwig Drummer on page 19.  For those of you who may be unable to secure a copy of that issue, the selection in question is printed below.

Reprinted by permission of Mitch Markovich. Originally published in the Ludwig Drummer, Vol 6 No. 2.