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The official web site of session drummer and teacher Lewis Partridge.


My Drum Practice Log

I encourage all my students to keep a practice log / diary. This helps them to keep track of their own development, notice any flaws in their practice regime, achieve greater awareness of their improvements and identify the efficiency of certain practicing methods over others.

My own practice log is listed below and is intended to give my students and fans an insight in to my practice regime. It contains book titles / authors, page numbers, metronome settings and other instructions. You can view a complete list of the drum books I use on the Recommended Books Page.

In addition to the materials mentioned below, I spend at least 15 - 30 minutes warming up. I play mostly simple rudiments and try to get used to the shape and feel of the drum kit I'm playing, concentrating more on relaxation than speed. I also spend a lot of my practice time playing along with songs, drum loops and click tracks.

I try to get a good few hours practice every day. Most of my practice consists of practice pad work which enables me to focus more on creativity and style when I do get to sit down at my acoustic kit.

Please note: Occasionally, my busy schedule may prevent me from keeping this page 100% up to date.


Tuesday 8th February 2011

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 7: Exercise #67 - 68. 110 BPM (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip)

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 17: Exercise #11 - 12. 110 BPM. Repeat each exercise 20 times before final ending (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip).

Tuesday 1st February 2011

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 7: Exercise #65 - 66. 110 BPM (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip)

Tuesday 25th January 2011

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 7: Exercise #63 - 64. 100 BPM (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip)

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 17: Exercise #9 - 10. 100 BPM. Repeat each exercise 20 times before final ending (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip).

Joe Morello: Master Studies

Joe Morello: Master Studies

  • Page 71: Exercise #33 (Repeat the exercise 25 times with both right and left hand lead). 170 BPM.

Friday 21st January 2011

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 7: Exercise #61 - 62. 100 BPM (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip)

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 17: Exercise #7 - 8. 100 BPM. Repeat each exercise 20 times before final ending (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip).

Joe Morello: Master Studies

Joe Morello: Master Studies

  • Page 71: Exercise #32 (Repeat the exercise 25 times with both right and left hand lead). 170 BPM.

Tuesday 18th January 2011

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 7: Exercise #59 - 60. 100 BPM (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip)

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 16: Exercise #5 - 6. 100 BPM. Repeat each exercise 20 times before final ending (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip).

Tuesday 11th January 2011

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 7: Exercise #57 - 58. 100 BPM (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip)

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 16: Exercise #3 - 4. 100 BPM. Repeat each exercise 20 times before final ending (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip).

Joe Morello: Master Studies

Joe Morello: Master Studies

  • Page 71: Exercise #31 (Repeat the exercise 25 times with both right and left hand lead). 170 BPM.

Friday 17th December 2010

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 7: Exercise #55 - 56. 100 BPM (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip)

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 16: Exercise #1 - 2. 100 BPM. Repeat each exercise 20 times before final ending (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip).

Joe Morello: Master Studies

Joe Morello: Master Studies

  • Page 71: Exercise #28 - 30 (Repeat the exercise 25 times with both right and left hand lead). 170 BPM.

Gary Chaffee: Technique Patterns

Gary Chaffee: Technique Patterns

  • Page 11 - 12: 90 BPM (Repeat each exercise 4 times)

Joe Morello: Master Studies II

Joe Morello: Master Studies II

  • Page 72: (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip).

Gary Chester: The New Breed II

Gary Chester: The New Breed II

  • System 4: Played melodies on page 23 - 25.

Thursday 16th December 2010

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 7: Exercise #53 - 54. 100 BPM (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip)

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 15: Exercise #47 - 48. 100 BPM. Repeat each exercise 20 times before final ending (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip).

Joe Morello: Master Studies

Joe Morello: Master Studies

  • Page 71: Exercise #26 - 27 (Repeat the exercise 25 times with both right and left hand lead). 170 BPM.

Tuesday 14th December 2010

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 7: Exercise #51 - 52. 100 BPM (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip)

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 15: Exercise #45 - 46. 100 BPM. Repeat each exercise 20 times before final ending (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip).

Joe Morello: Master Studies

Joe Morello: Master Studies

  • Page 71: Exercise #24 - 25 (Repeat the exercise 25 times with both right and left hand lead). 170 BPM.

Monday 13th December 2010

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Stick Control - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 7: Exercise #49 - 50. 100 BPM (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip)

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

George L. Stone: Accents and Rebounds - For the Snare Drummer

  • Page 15: Exercise #43 - 44. 100 BPM. Repeat each exercise 20 times before final ending (with Matched Grip and Traditional Grip).

Joe Morello: Master Studies

Joe Morello: Master Studies

  • Page 71: Exercise #22 - 23 (Repeat the exercise 25 times with both right and left hand lead). 170 BPM.


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