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Herta Rudiment Sheet Music

Two quick notes followed by two slower notes played with single strokes. Many drum instructors describe the Herta as a "single stroke diddle" in that it mimics the sound of a double stroke (diddle) pattern only using single strokes instead. Some also view the Herta as a Drag played with single strokes.

The Herta is one of the more commonly known Hybrid Rudiments.

Usually pronounced Her-ta but also pronounced Hert-sa or Her-sha.

Sticking: R-L-R-L

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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Other Names

Other names for Herta also include:

  • Four Stroke Herta
  • Single Stroke Drag

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