#11 Billy Cobham – Herta

The herta is a hybrid rudiment from the single stroke family. It is made up of two fast singles followed by two slower singles. and sometimes described as being a single stroke double or a single stroke drag, since the two fast singles sound like a double, drag or flam depending on the speed at which it is played, The rhythm of the herta is very much the same as a drag tap. In this lesson I discuss Billy's usage and some ways to expand this very useful hybrid rudiment.