By Mark Emmons
Mark Emmons has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and has been performing and teaching for over a decade in Colorado.
A method for improvisation on the drums is to take basic rudiments such as the paradiddle or the five stroke roll and use them in different ways. A paradiddle might be boring just on the snare drum but if you move it around the drum set say put one hand on the floor Tom or the cymbal. It will sound more interesting.