As part of a personal mission to spend as much time as possible focusing on my weaknesses, my recent practice and transcription sessions have been focused on working in 5/4. My first proper experience with this time signature was when I worked through this great solo by Bill Stewart. Since then I’ve been eager to free up as many of my drumming facilities as possible in this new time signature. After working through an exercise by my fellow drum blogger The Melodic Drummer, I came up with the idea to transcribe and learn by heart The Rudimental Ritual by Alan Dawson in 5/4. Here, then, is it in it’s entirety.