I recently started playing drums and I'm kind of self-taught - I'm studying them by following online lessons from a few sources. I understand this is something a good teacher would probably be able to answer and I'll probably get some real lessons with someone to correct me, but in the mean time, I thought I'd ask here.
Part of my practice includes rudiments - for now singles, doubles, triples and paradiddles on a pad. I noticed that my wrists might become too slow at some point (I can currently play these cleanly at around 115-135 BMP, depending on the rudiment) and that I should figure out how to include more fingers in a proper way. If I switch completely to fingers, I can play all of it quite a bit faster and still clean, but I guess that's not really the point and that I should probably blend both approaches as the BPM goes up?
What I was wondering is whether there is a common BPM range at which people usually (or rather when it is OK to) start including more and more fingers. I'm wondering what's a rough BPM threshold when this should start happening to try to avoid relying on fingers too much or too little if that makes sense. Or is this something I should not yet worry about and just try to keep it clean sounding and bump up the speed?
I understand this is personal, but I'm not looking at extremes here (for example someone who is a totally obsessed with rudiments and can play them wrist-only at a power level of "over 9000" without breaking a sweat), but at your "regular" (but still good, solid) drummer.
I was also wondering should I at some point/speed switch completely to fingers? This would perhaps mean relying a bit too much on rebound which is probably not the best idea (I'm trying to rely on it as least as I can while on the pad).