The Basics

Gumption Crash Exercise

In this video you’re going to learn Gumption Crash Exercise. This exercise breaks down and builds up the process of playing a Gumption Crash.

Important information:

  • This exercise is in 4/4
  • You will take 3 counts to move to each position (except for the crash) then 2 counts, then fast hits on 1 every 4 counts. You’ll finish with 2 standard crashes.
  • The crash motion always happens in 1 count, fast.
  • You need velocity for the crash to make sure the flam sounds smooth

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