The final main concept to our approach to tenor drumming is our strict use of playing zones.  Each mallet has its own zone on each drum.  Therefore, there are two small zones on each drum.  These zones are mapped out on the following page.  We use the straight-line concept where the zones are basically in a straight line across the four main drums.  The path of the right hand is straight between drums 3, 1, and 2 and then comes in toward the body as it reaches for drum 4.  The left hand mirrors this path by traveling straight between drums 4, 2, and 1 and then in to reach drum 3.  It is extremely important that you practice around patterns SLOWLY at first, striving for accuracy, and then gradually work up to speed.             



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