A very straight forward orchestration of the 16th Note 5 Stroke Roll designed to give the rudiment a 'melody'.
This lessons follows on from our 16th Note 5 Stroke Roll Sticking and Five Stroke Roll With Each Hand On A Different Drum lessons. It will be much easier to follow if you are familiar with the content from that lesson.
In this 16th note 5 stroke roll orchestration concept the rudiment will be played around the kit switching voice every numbered count. For example, in the first exercise the first four 16th notes are on the snare followed by a quarter note tom then the second four 16ths on the mid tom followed by the last quarter note on the floor tom. This is a relatively simple orchestration, the intention of which is to start your hands moving around in this rudiment.
Remember, you hands will always be playing a 5 stroke roll sticking in all exercises on this page. In the later exercises the single stroke will move more than once in the bar. I have included feet in all exercises, it may be worth removing them whilst you are learning the orchestration then adding them back in later. Experiment with using different feet patterns from our previous lessons. I have also included the two different timings of the rudiment, one starting on the beat and one ending on the beat.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
- Create your own orchestrations using this concept. Write down at least 2 of these.
- Experiment with different feet patterns in each exercise.