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EP 54 - The History of Rudiments with Mark Beecher

Rudimental drumming first appeared in in the Swiss Army in the 1300's to set the tempo and communicate during battle, and then spread around Europe where it evolved and was eventually documented in 1588 as the first form of drum notation. It then continued across Europe, and eventually made it to America and evolved into the 26 Rudiments that we have today. This is just scratching the surface of what we learn from Mark Beecher in this episode!

Mark Beecher is the president of the National Association of Rudimental Drumming, He is a long time performer of Fife and Drum Corps in Philadelphia and also an author and educator at Drexel University.

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