The Basics

Gumption Crash

In this video you’re going to learn Gumption Crash. There are 5 parts to a Gumption Crash.

The breakdown:

  • Gumption
  • Prep
  • Contact
  • Crash
  • Release

Important information:

  • The prep is symmetrical (see video)
  • The right hand does the striking
  • Make sure your cymbals flam (front to back) for the best sound quality

Bonus information:

  • If you have bigger hands that cover a lot of surface area past the pad, remove your fingers just slightly off your cymbals to help the cymbals vibrate and resonate