Monday, February 4, 2008

Drum Rudiments: Single Stroke Seven

Here is the third among the drum rudiments posted in this blog. This would enhance the single stroke roll at a more advanced level. In the single stroke four, one hand plays triplets (three evenly spaced strokes) before or after a single stroke is made with the other hand. In this rudiment the triplet is doubled but both hands are used alternately, similar to a single stroke roll, but is done faster before or after a single stroke is made.

Below is the application exercise for the single stroke seven. It is recommended that you start at slower tempos then work on speeding up when you are comfortable at the lower tempos.