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What is Finding the Five?

In short: a daily drumming practice challenge.

How does it work?

Participants - known as "Fivers" - agree to practice 5 prescribed drills which take 5 minutes to complete each day. This is done 5 days per week (Monday through Friday) for a period of 5 weeks per session.

The catch is that every "Daily Five" must be video recorded and posted directly to the group (hosted on Facebook) for all other current Fivers to see, like, and comment.

What tracks are available?

The original Five was developed for snare drumming and is approachable to anyone who can already play taps, buzzes/rolls, flams, and drags. This track is now known as Snare 1.

The next track added is for tenor drumming and is approachable to anyone who can play basic rhythms, execute simple arm motions, and can handle The Four Essential Flourishes (out/rev, in/fwd, out/fwd, in/rev). This track is called Tenor 1.

Snare 2, an enhanced track for snare drummers, has been added which expands the challenge to extended patterns that also extend to differentiated interpretations of similar phrases.

Tenor 2, an enhanced track for tenor drummers, has been added to build on the skills of the original challenge. It focuses on additional rhythms and varied approaches to essential motions and flourishes.

Additional tracks may be added in future sessions which will be announced here and on social channels with descriptions of each new offering.

Can kids participate?

Absolutely! If you are the parent/guardian of a potential Fiver who does not have their own Facebook account, you are welcome to join and post on their behalf. We have had multiple young veteran Fivers who have participated in this way. If a young drummer has their own Facebook account, parents/guardians are welcome to join the group as well.

The Rules

Find the Five

Excuses do not lead to improvement.

Be Kind

To others AND yourself!

Warts and All

Production quality doesn't matter and mistakes are part of learning.

Basics Benefit Everyone

No one is "too good" or "not good enough" to refine techniques and improve fundamental skills.

Finding the Five Plus

Enhance your experience with the FREE challenge content by adding FTF+ as an optional premium service that provides professional feedback on your submissions scheduled once or twice per week on up to two tracks.

The Finishers

Finding the Five Merch

The Sessions

Session 21: OCT-NOV 2022

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

Session 20: SEP-OCT 2022

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

14 Finishers (20 tracks)

Session 19: JUL-AUG 2022

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

18 Finishers (26 tracks)

Session 18: MAY-JUL 2022

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

16 Finishers (24 tracks)

Session 17: APR-MAY 2022

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

11 Finishers (17 tracks)

Session 16: FEB-MAR 2022

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

18 Finishers (28 tracks)

Session 15: JAN-FEB 2022

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

17 Finishers (25 tracks)

Session 14: NOV-DEC 2021

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

18 Finishers (27 tracks)

Session 13: SEP-OCT 2021

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

19 Finishers (28 tracks)

Session 12: AUG-SEP 2021

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

26 Finishers (37 tracks)

Session 11: JUN-JUL 2021

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

21 Finishers (33 tracks)

Session 10: APR-MAY 2021

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

25 Finishers (39 tracks)

Session 9: MAR-APR 2021

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

37 Finishers (52 tracks)

Session 8: JAN-FEB 2021

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2, Tenor 2

49 Finishers (71 tracks)

Session 7: OCT-NOV 2020

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2

38 Finishers (53 tracks)

Session 6: AUG-OCT 2020

Snare 1, Tenor 1, Snare 2

33 Finishers (47 tracks)

Session 5: JUL-AUG 2020

Snare 1, Tenor 1

36 Finishers (40 tracks)

Session 4: MAY-JUN 2020

Snare 1

32 Finishers (32 tracks)

Session 3: MAR-APR 2020

Snare 1

32 Finishers (32 tracks)

Session 2: JAN-FEB 2020

Snare 1

19 Finishers (19 tracks)

Session 1: OCT-NOV 2019

Snare 1

11 Finishers (11 tracks)