Developing the basic rudiment by adding feet as crotchets.
This lesson is a continuation of our our 16th Note Five Stroke Roll Sticking lesson, the content will be much more straight forward if you have covered this already.
The exercises in this lesson will focus on combining the five stroke roll with feet ostinatos similar to those learned in other rudiments. These exercises should be very simple but are useful for pushing the co ordination and syncronization of your limbs.
Each exercise is shown with the two different rhythmic versions of the rudiment with feet added as crotchets. At all points make sure you are using good hand and foot technique and that your timing is accurate. Don't let the second note of the double strokes drop in volume. Remember that this set of exercises is just a short set of ideas for adding feet, there are many more combinations you can try. You should also remember to experiment with alternate stickings.
- Using the 2 minute rule, get all exercises up to a tempo of at least 130bpm.
- Take two of the exercises above and turn them into a 2 bar long repeated pattern.
- Create further variations with the feet.
- Orchestrate the given patterns.