Increase efficiency in the process of learning to play the drum
Enhance efficiency when studying new drum compositions and thus being sooner able to play them by heart
Provide an easy method for drummers to explain their music among them, even in case of existing linguistic barriers
Didactic and mathetic are the sciences, and the masters tell us:
Trigger and use as many senses as possible.
Activate as many of the brain's perception centers as possible.
The more senses triggered during a learning process, the greater the retention rate:
Hearing 20% (Auditory)
Seeing 30% (Visual), i.e. 50% accumulated
Saying 20% (Auditory and communicative), i.e. 70% accumulated
Doing 20% (Kinesthetic), i.e. 90% accumulated
Thus, saying increases the retention rate as much as hearing, and even as much as doing! A syllabic language for (rudimental) drummers would therefore not only be of advantage, it appears to be a necessity. Then:
If you can say it you can play it!
A well known example – Forgotten beginning
At a rehearsel, the leader says: "Celanese one, two...", but gets interrupted by a drummer shouting: "Damn! How was that beginning again?"
Instead of recapping the first bar in a bothersome way with Right five stroke roll, left doublé, right doublé, left doublé, right doublé, left doublé, right doublé, the leader simply answers: "fRra gdi gda gdi gda gdi gda", and one, two, three, four, everybody is playing