In 1933, America’s leading drumming and percussion teachers, in order to preserve and promote rudimental drumming, created the National Association of Rudimental Drummers. Below are the original thirteen rudiments deemed to be necessary to master for admission to the N.A.R.D. Thirteen more rudiments were added to make up the 26 American Rudiments.
Get A PDF Copy of the 13 Original Rudiments
Get A PDF Copy of the 13 Additional Rudiments
To learn more about the N.A.R.D., visit Mark Beecher’s website for the reborn drumming organization, by clicking HERE
I have a paid membership and cannot even print out the rudiments. Sad…
Let me check this out – just restored the rudiments articles from the old site yesterday.
Thanks for the heads up, Paul. I had the download links set up for the hybrids, but neglected it on the NARD and PAS ones. Should be OK now.
I have a question about the 26 rudiments. I am an author and have published several drum method books and was wondering if I would be encroaching on anyone’s copywrite if I added these two sheets to my latest book?
I posted that article when I was the USARD webmaster. I believe the material is public domain. But to be sure, you can contact Mark Beecham at: