26 rudiments pdf for download.
As we already pointed out. The 13 essential drum rudiments come from the 26 rudiments the N.A.R.D. standardized in 1933. The 13 essential rudiments where written to judge corps and drummers. In order to become a member of the N.A.R.D you had to be able to play the 13 essential drum rudiments.
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Front row from left to right: HARRY THOMPSON, GEO. A. ROBINSON, WM. FLOWERS, W. D. (BILL) KIEFFER, W. F. (BILL) HAMMOND, JOE A. HATHAWAY, GEO. LAWRENCE STONE, ROY KNAPP
Back row from left to right: WM. F. LUDWIG, M. M. (HEINE) GERLACH, J. BURNS MOORE,
WILLIAM C. MILLER, ED. B. STRAIGHT.
During the American Legion National Convention in the year 1933 there where a couple of prominent drummers who founded the N.A.R.D. The National Association for Rudimental Drummers.
Their purpose was not invent de standard rudiments but their intension was to review the earlier invented rudiments which came originally from Switzerland 200 years before 1933, when music notation was not yet standardized. The rudiments were introduced in the United States during the American revolution. Slowly the rudiments found their way from Switzerland through France to England. The main reason to write these rudiments was to standardize a system by selecting some of these rudiments to judge all corps and drummers. We refer to them as the “Thirteen Essential Rudiments.” These were chosen from the 26 rudiments as a minimum to become member of this association.