Extreme Drumming

This page contains material about extreme drumming. Also known as Blast Beats or Skunk. This involves playing at high speeds, often in excess of 250 and up to 300 bpm. This type of playing is used mostly in metal playing. It can be useful, however, to improve your stamina/endurance and speed in general. Once you push your limits higher, it gets easier and more comfortable to play less intensely, which lets you focus on other elements of music.

The technique is based on the basic rudiment - single stroke roll.


Switch-Grip Hand Technique

This is a switch between a German and a French grip.

An exercise for this technique:

A good explanation of this technique is available at: