Practice Pad Workout: Fives / by Ross Farley

A few quintuplet stickings (five notes per beat) that I've been playing around with on my practice pad for the last few weeks. 

Try playing the exercises with an accent on the beat as well as without. Both will be useful once played on the kit. 

As always, I recommend practicing to a metronome — beware, if you haven't played quintuplets before they will sound strange at first!

To develop the exercises further try playing them around the kit or try reinterpreting them as 16th notes.