Tommy Igoe’s – Basic Lifetime Warmup with Samba Pattern (Video)

I like to warm up with Tommy Igoe’s Great Hands for a Lifetime.I also use them as a warm up for my students. One way to add some challenge to rudiments is to add a foot pattern underneath. In the video above I’m playing the basic lifetime warmup with a samba foot pattern where the kick drum is on one, the and of two, three, and the and of four. Adding a foot pattern to rudiments strengthens independence between your hands and feet. This was a little more difficult than I thought but a lot of fun to work with.